Rudolf Weyr, from 14 May 1911, Rudolf Ritter von Weyr was an Austrian sculptor in the Neo-Baroque style.
He studied under Franz Bauer (1798-1872) and Josef Cesar (1814-1876) and was employed by the latter for many years.
In 1875, he was contracted by Gottfried Semper and Carl Hasenauer to assist them with their work on the Kunsthistorisches Museum. In 1879, under the direction of Hans Makart, he designed table settings and other decorative pieces for the Emperor"s Silver Wedding Anniversary. From the late 1880s, he worked alone and created some of the most important figures that adorn the Ringstraßest
In his later years, Weyr suffered from arteriosclerosis and died of heart failure induced by pneumonia.
He was buried in the Döbling Cemetery. In 1919, a street in Landstraße was named the Weyrgasse in his honor.