Paul Hamann was a German artist known for his life masks, a variation of the then still popular tradition of death masks. He was an assistant to August Rodin – it was just one of the places where he received his extensive training in sculpture.
Featured image: Paul Hamann - Richard Dehmel,
1919 (detail). Woodcut. 17 7/10 × 12 1/5 in. 45 × 31 cm. This is part of a
limited edition set. Photo courtesy Sylvan Cole Gallery