Otto Schmidt-Hofer (1873 – 1925) was a German sculptor who worked during the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. His work was primarily Neoclassical and Art Nouveau between 1893 – 1914 and Art Deco from 1915 until his death in 1925.
This figure was produced in Germany c 1910. He produced a number of sculptures of blacksmiths, masons at work, athletes and warriors. Before Word War I he had gained fame and exhibited his works in nearly every famous gallery in Europe. He lived in Paris until 1914. He was regarded as one of the premier sculptors ever produced by Germany and his work is featured in many museums and private collections in Europe.