Paul’s Early Life
Paul Hamann was born in Hamburg in 1891, the son of a violist. Although his father would have liked him to become a musician, Paul became interested in art and sculpture. From 1910 to 1914, he attended the Landeskunstschule in Hamburg and, in 1913, got the opportunity to go to Paris to become a pupil of Auguste Rodin.
In 1914, Paul was drafted into military service and served as a dispatch rider and cartographer.