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Andreas Schlüter

Schlüter, Andreas (ändrāˈäs shlüˈtər) [key], 1664–1714, German sculptor. After studying in France and Italy, he became architect and sculptor to the Hohenzollern at Berlin, where the principal examples of his decorative work were in the royal castle. He was the most important German exponent of the baroque style. Most noted among his sculptures were the statue of King Frederick I in front of the castle at Königsberg and the Great Elector, an equestrian group on the Long Bridge, a pulpit in the Marienkirche, and the tombs of King Frederick I and his consort in the cathedral, all in Berlin. At the end of his life, having lost the favor of his patron, King Frederick I, Schlüter entered the service of Peter the Great of Russia.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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