August Leimbach

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Birthday
12, 1882
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Dec 18, 1965 (83)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
12, 1882
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Dec 18, 1965 (83)

About

German-American architectural sculptor most known for his work with Arlene B. Nichols Moss and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Before Fame

He immigrated to the United States in 1910, choosing to settle in St. Louis.

Trivia

His creation of the 12 Madonna of the Trail monuments in 1927 was meant as a tribute to the spirit of pioneer women throughout the history of the United States; they were strategically located from Maryland to California along the National Old Trails Road.

Family Life

He married Frieda and had two children. They were buried next to each other in Michelstadt, Germany.

Associated With

He and Antoni Tapies were both internationally renowned sculptors whose works impacted the 20th century.