Ludwig Isenbeck

Biographical information

Full namePhilip Hermann Konstantin Ludwig•Isenbeck
Used nameLudwig•Isenbeck
Born19 April 1882 in Potsdam, Brandenburg (GER)
Died21 December 1958 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
NOC Germany


The sculptor Ludwig Isenbeck attended the education establishment of the Berlin Arts-and-Crafts Museum. He had his studio first in Grunewald, later in Wilmersdorf. He designed, often in collaboration with Johannes Hinrichsen (1884-1971), mainly architecture-bound sculptural works in stone, ceramics, and metal for public buildings in Berlin (including the Four-Winds-Fountain in front of the town hall in Berlin-Lankwitz and reliefs on the town hall in Berlin-Schöneberg). For his figures, he sometimes used an expressionist formal language. He also received commissions from Neumünster (a memorial for victims of World War I) and Hamm, where his family came from.

The Richard Blumenfeld Manufactory and the Ullersdorfer Werke realized Isenbeck’s designs for ceramic facade decorations. Occasionally, he also created stand-alone sculptural works (e.g., Standing Bear). 1932-39 he was a member of the Association of Berlin Artists. Since he was not one of the better-known sculptors, his appointment to the jury of art competitions is remarkable.


Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1936 Summer Olympics Art Competitions GER Ludwig Isenbeck
Sculpturing, Medals, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge
Sculpturing, Reliefs, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge
Sculpturing, Statues, Open (Olympic) Final Standings Judge