Sculpture by Walther Preik
Directly in front of the Müritzeum, the owl cast in bronze has been resting on a stone since 2018. It stands for nature conservation and has been a memorable symbol for natural monuments and protected areas since 1950. Walther Preik, who had a penchant for fables, liked to create animal sculptures with human traits.
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).