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Renée Sintenis, née Renate Alice Sintenis (20 March 1888 – 22 April 1965), also known as Frau Emil R. Weiss, was a German sculptor, medallist, and graphic artist who worked in Berlin. She created mainly small-sized animal sculptures, female nudes, portraits, and sports statuettes. She is especially known for her Berlin Bear sculptures, which was used as the design for the Berlinale's top flim award, the Golden Bear. She was born in Glatz and died in West Berlin. In 1917, she married the painter and writer Emil Rudolf Weiß. In 1928 she won a bronze medal in the art competitions of the Olympic Games for her "Footballeur".
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Renée Sintenis, Rene Sintenis, Renee Sintenis, Reneé Sintenis, Renate Alice Sintenis, renée sintenis, rene sintenis, r. sintenis
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