Dr. Martin Luther was a Christian theologian and Augustinian monk, whose teachings inspired the Lutheran Reformation.
Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546) was a Christian theologian and Augustinian monk, whose teachings inspired the Lutheran Reformation (1517) and deeply influenced the doctrines and traditions of Protestant and other Christian churches. MLC Library is home to a seven-foot wooden sculpture, donated to Dr. Martin Luther College, in 1972.
Presented to MLC: October 1972
Georg Keilhofer (1934-2000)a native of Germany, who at the time of the carving was the owner of Frankenmuth Woodcarving Studio, Frankenmuth, MI.
In memory of Paul T. Schwan, (1899-1969) of Marshall, MN. by his wife Alma Schwan and children.
weight: approximately 750 lbs.
height: 7 feet
materials used: 60 pieces of white oak
work time: 400 hours over a 9 month period
The statue’s details extend from crinkles on the cape, fingernails, and facial expressions to the curls in the hair. One coat of wax and buffing when dry, was the finishing touch.