Fritz Koenig was born on June 20, 1924, and died on February 22, 2017.
He was a German sculptor
Koenig was best known outside his native country for “The Sphere,” which once stood in the plaza between the two World Trade Center towers in Lower Manhattan but which now stands, its damage deliberately left unrepaired, in Battery Park as a memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2011 attacks.
Koenig’ s oeuvre included other works, including other memorials.
Koenig’s body of work largely consists of figures or shapes assembled from simple geometric forms cast in metal.
His representations of the human form are heavily stylized, with heads made of spheres and bodies and limbs of cylinders.
Koenig’ s Holocaust memorial design exemplifies this, adding bones poured on a mound.
Fritz Koenig passed away at 92 years old.