Wagner, Siegfried

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WAGNER, SIEGFRIED (1878–1952), Danish sculptor. Born in Lyngby, Wagner had a special position among Danish sculptors because his work showed the influence of the old Oriental style rather than the modern Danish tradition, and because of his immense productivity. His work adorns squares in Copenhagen and many other towns. His memorial in the Jewish cemetery, Copenhagen, to the Jews who died in *Theresienstadt concentration camp consists of the Lion of Judah. Wagner often used Jewish motives in his work.