The son of a Schmieds in Dortmund horde/hurdle completed 1888-1892sculptor teachings in Detmold and became director/conductor of the Kunsttischlerei of Franz Goldkuhle in Wiedenbrück. Its stay lasted there only briefly - until approximately 1896 - and it called this time because of the there dominant rough craftsman clay/tone its “Frohn and slave years”. On a studyat the academy of arts Duesseldorf followed a stay in Paris. There it affected by the works Rodins, in whose workshop it made the acquaintance of Paula Modersohn Becker. Later it was occupied also with the works Gaudís. 1911 it became into those Darmstädter artist colony appoint.
1914 he, by Becker Modersohn inspired, came to Worpswede. Here he found buyer Ludwig Roselius the task of its life of Bremen in the acquaintance and increasing friendship with that: the reorganization of the Böttcherstrasse. It worked also as (a auto+didactical) architect anda expressionistisches masterpiece from the eastern side of the small connecting lane between market and Weser, which was completed 1931, created. Also in Worpswede the traces of its working are to be found.1915 it created the überdimensiale stone plastics of Alfred count von Waldersee, those in Hanover at the edgethe Eilenriede is set up.
Hoetger sympathized like his Mäzen Ludwig Roselius with the national socialism and became party member. It tried to win the party for its art, which did not succeed however, since this rejected the völkisch nordische idea world pursued by him. Therefore its work applied since that1936 as degenerates to appropriate speech of Hitler on the Nürnberger realm Party Congress. Hoetger was excluded from the party. It was first starting from 1934 in Berlin active and became 1946 in Switzerland resident, where it died 1949.
- Arn Strohmeyer, dock Artinger, FerdinandKrogmann:Landscape, light and down-German myth. The Worpsweder art and the national socialism. Weimar: VDG 2000, ISBN 3-89739-126-0
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|SHORT DESCRIPTION||of German sculptors, painters and craftsmen of the expressionism|
|DATE OF BIRTH||4. May 1874|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Dortmund|
|DYING DATE||18. July 1949|
|DYING PLACE||intersheet, Switzerland|