"They say my girls have too thick legs. That may be, but I like it like that. They hold them up so well."
This is what Gerhard Henning said when someone criticized his female sculptures for not living up to contemporary female ideals. The artist's main motif was the naked, lush and vibrant female body, a motif he kept returning to. Gerhard Henning lived from 1880 to 1967. Standing girl (bronze) was erected in 1961.