(Sept. 7, 1903- Oct. 15, 1980). Adolph Gustav Wolter was born in Reutlingen, Germany, and attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart before immigrating to Minneapolis in 1922. He moved to Indianapolis in 1933 to carve the sculptured figure reliefs for the. He graduated from and taught sculpture at the .
His local achievements include a bust of Crispus Attucks (1943) for, a fountain statue in (1973), and the Louis Chevrolet memorial at the (1975). He carved the exterior stone and interior religious figures that grace (1958), Broadway United Methodist Church, , and Meridian Street Methodist Church, and figures at Washington Park Cemetery East. He designed and produced the CASPER award for the .
Wolter’s Indiana exterior designs also adorn buildings at Purdue, DePauw, and Ball State Universities. One significant memorial he designed is, completed in Detroit in 1948.