Alojs Stróbl (1856 - 1926) was a Hungarian sculptor and artist. Born 21. jun 1856, Červený Kút pri Kráľovej Lehote, village next to Liptovsky Hrádok, Slovakia (at that time part of Kingdom of Hungary) – † 13. december 1926, Budapest, Hungary. His work can be best characterized with sensitive realistic modelling and he became one of the most renowned sculptors of memorials in Hungary at the turn of the 20th century.
Strobl was a pupil of K. Zumbusch between 1876 and 1880. He was a young sculptor when his statue of Perseus (1882) gained him widespread attention in Hungary.
He created two statues for the façade and two sitting figures ("Erkel" and "Liszt") for the entrance of the Opera. From then on, he became the most popular sculptor in Hungary of memorials. He sculpted the figure of János Arany in the grounds of the Hungarian National Museum in 1893 and the Matthias Fountain in Buda Castle in 1904. Stróbl also made two funeral statues for the Hungarian branch of the Habsburg family which are in the Palatinal Crypt of Buda Castle.
In 1906 he sculpted the equestrian statue of St. Stephen in the Fischer Bastion. A busy year, he also completed The Semmelweis Memorial in 1906 which is now featured at the Rókus Hospital in Hungary.
In collaboration with Kálmán Gerster, Stróbl produced statues for the Kossuth Mausoleum in 1907 and the Elizabeth Memorial. The statue of János Arany which was erected by Stobl in 1910 can be now be seen in Nagykörös. The works of the Szécheny Memorial completed in 1914 lie in the city of Szeged. He also created a World War I memorial apotheosis of Károly Lotz which is displayed in Stansted, England. His works of the 1920s such as the statue of Jókai (1921), the composition Reading Girls (1921), the Sándor Károlyi Memorial and the busts of József Eötvös and János Arany now stand in respectable public places of Budapest.
An equestrian statue is a statue of a rider mounted on a horse, from the Latin "eques", meaning "knight", deriving from "equus", meaning "horse". A statue of a riderless horse is strictly an "equine statue". A full-size equestrian statue is a difficult and expensive object for any culture to produce, and figures have typically been portraits of rulers or, more recently, military commanders.