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LEO, Eva. (Bremen, Germany, 1901--Dubuque, IA, Apr. 10, 1998). After complete hER classical education at the Bremen Lyceum, Eva spent two years at an art school and six years of apprenticeship in metal sculpture becoming the first German woman to earn a master's degree in metal art. She opened a studio in Hildesheim, Germany and soon received commissions for her ecclesiastical art made in silver, brass and copper.  
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LEO, Eva. (Bremen, Germany, 1901--Dubuque, IA, Apr. 10, 1998). After complete her classical education at the Bremen Lyceum, Eva spent two years at an art school and six years of apprenticeship in metal sculpture becoming the first German woman to earn a master's degree in metal art. She opened a studio in Hildesheim, Germany and soon received commissions for her ecclesiastical art made in silver, brass and copper.  
  
 
She fled Germany in 1939 to marry Paul Leo, a Protestant minister and widower, who had one daughter.  Unable to marry in Holland without the permission of the Nazi officials, they moved to Venezuela, married and moved to the United States. Paul Leo moved his family to Dubuque after receiving a job offer from [[WARTBURG THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY]].
 
She fled Germany in 1939 to marry Paul Leo, a Protestant minister and widower, who had one daughter.  Unable to marry in Holland without the permission of the Nazi officials, they moved to Venezuela, married and moved to the United States. Paul Leo moved his family to Dubuque after receiving a job offer from [[WARTBURG THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY]].
  
Eva taught many seminary students German and through he work in the library of [[AQUINAS INSTITUTE]] developed friendships with clergy of the Catholic faith. When Paul died, she became active in Democratic politics and was remembered as one who maintained a peace vigil downtown during the [[VIETNAM WAR]].
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Eva taught many seminary students German and through her work in the library of [[AQUINAS INSTITUTE]] developed friendships with clergy of the Catholic faith. When Paul died, she became active in Democratic politics and was remembered as one who maintained a peace vigil downtown during the [[VIETNAM WAR]].
  
 
Eva returned to her metal sculpturing in the late 1950s. She crafted many pieces including two sets of doors at Wartburg and the plaques on the steeple of [[HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH]].
 
Eva returned to her metal sculpturing in the late 1950s. She crafted many pieces including two sets of doors at Wartburg and the plaques on the steeple of [[HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH]].

Latest revision as of 19:49, 14 June 2018

LEO, Eva. (Bremen, Germany, 1901--Dubuque, IA, Apr. 10, 1998). After complete her classical education at the Bremen Lyceum, Eva spent two years at an art school and six years of apprenticeship in metal sculpture becoming the first German woman to earn a master's degree in metal art. She opened a studio in Hildesheim, Germany and soon received commissions for her ecclesiastical art made in silver, brass and copper.

She fled Germany in 1939 to marry Paul Leo, a Protestant minister and widower, who had one daughter. Unable to marry in Holland without the permission of the Nazi officials, they moved to Venezuela, married and moved to the United States. Paul Leo moved his family to Dubuque after receiving a job offer from WARTBURG THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY.

Eva taught many seminary students German and through her work in the library of AQUINAS INSTITUTE developed friendships with clergy of the Catholic faith. When Paul died, she became active in Democratic politics and was remembered as one who maintained a peace vigil downtown during the VIETNAM WAR.

Eva returned to her metal sculpturing in the late 1950s. She crafted many pieces including two sets of doors at Wartburg and the plaques on the steeple of HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH.

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Obituaries. Telegraph Herald, April 19, 1998, p. 8A. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=aEyKTaVlRPYC&dat=19980419&printsec=frontpage&hl=en