Sculpture by Walther Preik
This sculpture, also a bronze, was created in 1968 and is located in Friedensstraße in front of the House of Collections, which is part of the Müritzeum. With the cormorant, the artist immortalizes a controversial bird that is also native here at the Müritz and always causes lively discussions between conservationists and fishermen.
The sculptor Walther Preik was born on 5.3.1932 in Massow. He first completed an apprenticeship as a stonemason from 1947 to 1950. Then he attended the technical school for applied arts in Wismar and until 1958 the College of Fine Arts in Dresden. After earning his diploma there, he came to Waren (Müritz) to live and work here as a freelance artist. Especially with his animal sculptures and fable figures he became known and left his artistic mark everywhere in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Especially in Waren (Müritz) you can find many works in public space. Walther Preik passed away on 11.5.2018 in Waren (Müritz).