Klimsch bronze sculpture of a crouching nude.
Fritz Klimsch (1870 - 1960) was a German sculptor. Together with Walter Leistikow and Max Liebermann, Klimsch founded in 1898, the Berlin Secession . From 1912 Klimsch was a member of the Prussian Academy of Arts. He worked from 1921 until his retirement in 1935 as professor at the United State schools in Berlin. His early work was characterized by the spirit of Art Nouveau. In later years he turned to classical forms and female nudes.