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Ernst Paulduro

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Sculptor Ernst Paulduro
Ernst Paulduro

About Ernst Paulduro

A highly respected Wild Life Artist
Sculptor Ernst Paulduro
Ernst Paulduro

Exhibition History of Ernst Paulduro

Presentation of artwork in Germany, Netherlands,
USA and Switzerland (galleries, museums and other public institutions)

Numerous commissions for private persons, galleries, museums and zoos

Ernst Paulduro

Biography / CV of Ernst Paulduro

1955 Born in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany
1979-1981 Education as Technical Assistant for Natural History Museums and Scientific Research Institutes at Senckenberg Natural History Museum, Frankfurt/Main

1981-1983 Education as Taxidermist at Senckenberg Natural History Museum, Frankfurt/Main

1983-1992 Position as Taxidermist, Senckenberg Natural History Museum, Frankfurt/Main

1992-2003 Head of Taxidermy Department at Senckenberg Natural History Museum, Frankfurt/Main

Since Aug. 2003 working as a freelance sculptor and painter

1984/1985 4-week-workshop "Airbrush-Painting" with Jürgen Woltersdorf (†), Airbrush artist, Frankfurt/Main

Aug. 1996 Workshop "Patination of bronzes", Julia Andrews, Sculptor, Tucson, Arizona, USA

May 2000 Information on "Sculptures", Kathy Spalding, Sculptor, Naples, Florida, USA

Presentation of work in Germany, Netherlands, USA and Switzerland at galleries, museums and other public institutions.

Numerous commissions for private persons, galleries, museums and zoos.

Ernst Paulduro

Artist Statement of Ernst Paulduro

Since earliest childhood I always have been fascinated of nature and the variety of amazing wildlife. As every living being shows the wonder and beauty of nature for me it is very important to capture the typical anatomy and character of wildlife in my sculptures to achieve the most life-like appearance. This for me, as having an excellent education and immense knowledge as formerly I worked as a taxidermist, is a matter of course. Additionally a very important aspect is to have an unlimited patience e. g. when creating surface structures like hair or feathers with a needle.
If possible I mainly work from live studies. Otherwise very good reference photos taken myself are important for creating very best artwork, like portraits of famous animal personality’s e. g. ALBRECHT, the first captive bred Indian Rhinoceros at Tiergarten Nürnberg or furthermore SANDY a tame female Penguin at Allwetterzoo Münster.

After creating the models and regarding smaller to midsize pieces I do my own preparing of moulds, wax casts and also the final work like chiseling and patination. So just the raw bronze is made as lost-wax-process by the foundry.

All my bronze sculptures are available as limited editions. Single edition pieces are created on request

Public Works of Ernst Paulduro

My sculptures are on display at zoos and museums e.g. Zoological Garden Frankfurt, Tiergarten Nürnberg, Zoo Landau, Zoo Münster and Löbbecke Aquarium (Düsseldorf).
At present the artist works on a group of life-size Harbour Seals for a public community in Schleswig-Holstein, a country in the northern part of Germany.

Qualifications / Education of Ernst Paulduro

The artist was born 1955 in Fürth/Bavaria and lived there till 1979. He then moved to Frankfurt/Main to start a natural history education at Senckenberg Natural History Museum, one of the largest Natural History Museums in Germany.
There he first became a technical assistant for Natural History Institutions, then he made an education to become a taxidermist. Following this he worked as a taxidermist with main focus on designing casts and models of fish, amphibians and reptiles and also to do their life-like painting. In 1992 he was appointed head of taxidermy department. With more than 20 years of knowledge of animal anatomy, their surface structures and their colours Ernst in 2003 decided to transfer his ability to work as a freelance wildlife sculptor and painter.

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Ernst Paulduro

Krabbe-Paulduro, U.&Paulduro, E. (2002) : Kunstwerke der Natur - Repro-Plastiken und Skulpturen. Beiträge zur Literatur und Geschichte der Herpetologie und Terrarienkunde. Band 2: 35-40.
Krabbe-Paulduro, U.&Paulduro, E. (2003) : Albrecht in Bronze. Manati 18 (1) : 12-13.
Krabbe-Paulduro, U.&Paulduro, E. (2003) : "Making of... " - Amphibien und Reptilien als Kunstobjekte. Elaphe 11 (4) : 54-60.
Krabbe-Paulduro, U.&Paulduro, E. (2003) : Von bronzenen Kriechtieren und farbenprächtigen Repro-Plastiken. Reptilia Nr. 41, 8 (3) : 45-49.
Krabbe-Paulduro, U.&Paulduro, E. (2007) : Neue Pinguine für den Tiergarten. Manati 22 (1) : 20-21.
Krabbe-Paulduro, U.&Paulduro, E. (2009) : "Sandy&Co." in Bronze - Kunstwerke der Natur. Allwetterzoo Münster Zoo-Nachrichten 2009: 56-57.
Paulduro, E.&Krabbe-Paulduro, U. (2008) : Pinguin, Giraffe und Co. in Bronze - Tiere als "lebendige" und "begreifbare" Skulpturen. Tiergartenrundbrief 2: 39-42.
Paulduro, E.&Krabbe-Paulduro, U. (2011) : Maritime Kunststücke mit Persönlichkeit. Am Meer, Sept.-Nov. 2011: S. 34.

Teaching Experience

During his tenure as head of the Taxidermy Department he trained many apprentices in taxidermy, anatomy, sculpting and painting.

Influences / Inspiration of Ernst Paulduro

The German wildlife sculptors August Gaul, Joseph Pallenberg and Reinhard Dachlauer have inspired me from the beginning. Within my career as taxidermist I got knowledge of Carl Akeley the famous American taxidermist and wildlife sculptor who mainly worked for the Natural History Museum in New York and who created breath taking wildlife pieces and dioramas which are still on display. His fantastic work always was I my mind to switch from taxidermy to wildlife art.
My extremely detailed and mainly life-like artwork I describe as Hyperrealistic Sculptures in bronze.

Price Range of Work

Ernst Paulduro's work has a price range from £622 to £46,847

Mediums utilised

Ernst Paulduro's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Ernst Paulduro's work is found in the following categories on site:
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures (8)
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (4)
Hyperrealistic Sculptures (4)
Marine Maritime Water Sea sculpture statue statuette (3)
Aquatic Sculptures Fish / Shells / Sharks / Seals / Corals / Seaweed (3)
Small Animal Sculptures (3)
Endangered Animal Species Sculptures (3)
Wild Bird Sculptures (2)
Dolphins, Whales, Porpoises, Seals, Sculptures (2)
African Animal and Wildlife Sculptures (2)
Animals and Birds in Repose Resting Sleeping Lying (2)
Fun Amusing Comic Animals Birds Fish Statues Sculptures
Penguins Puffins Auks Sculptures
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Sea Birds Seagulls Sea Eagles Albatrosses Gannets etc. Sculptures
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue
Water Birds / Water Fowl / Seabirds / Waders
Birds of Prey / Raptors Sculptures
Primate / Apes Sculptures
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture
Asian Animals Reptiles Insects or Birds Sculptures or Statues
Young Animal Bird, Reptile or Amphibian and possibly Insects Statues
Rhino and Rhinoceros Hippo and Hippopotamus sculpture statue statuette
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