Emil Fuchs, Artist and Sculptor, Ends Life
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Emil Fuchs, Artist and Sculptor, Ends Life

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Emil Fuchs, painter and sculptor, ended his life in his studio apartment, in New York City, by shooting himself through the heart. He was sixty-two years old and had been suffering from cancer for some time. Although he had undergone an operation last year, friends and relatives knew that he had not been cured. He had not been informed of this. However, in his farewell note written to his sister, Renee Fuchs, he stated that he was “going down every day.”

Emil Fuchs was born Aug. 9, 1886 in Vienna. He was educated at the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and Berlin. He was a teacher in the Royal Academy in London.

In 1896 he won a gold medal at the Munich exhibition and many other awards. His work is represented in the Metropolitan Museum, the Cleveland Museum, Brooklyn Museum, New York Public Library, the Congressional Library at Washington. He was a member of the national Sculpture Society. His autobiography was entitled “With Pencil, Brush and Chisel.”

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