Kolbe, Georg

SCULPTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 13 Apr 1877, Waldheim - DIED 15 Nov 1947, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Friedhof Heerstrasse, Trahkener Allee 1, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf (Feld C-2-D (Ehrengrab))

Georg Kolbe studied painting in Dresden and Munich. In 1897 he lived in Paris for half a year and there he studied the sculpture of Rodin. In 1898 he went to Rome where Louis Tuaillon helped him with his first sculptures. He travelled in Italy, France, Belgium and the Netherlands before he settled in Berlin, where he joined the Sezession in 1905.

His name was made with "Tänzerin" ("Female Dancer") in 1912. In 1913 he left the Sezession. In 1914 he joined the army as a volunteer and he sent to East Prussia and Poland. After the war he left the army and was appointed professor. He was the chairman of the Deutscher Künstlerbund when it became part of the Reichskulturkammer in 1936. His house and studio were damaged during the war and for a while he lived in Silesia. Early in 1945 he returned to Berlin. He had several unsuccesful eye operations and suffered from cancer, resulting in his death in 1947. His house in Berlin became a museum in 1950.

Related persons
• cooperated with Cassirer, Paul
• designed grave monument of Cassirer, Paul

Sources
Baedeker Berlin, Baedeker Verlag, Stuttgart, 1994
• Steckner, Cornelius, Museum Friedhof, Bedeutende Grabmäler in Berlin, Stapp Verlag, Berlin, 1984
• Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2005
onlinekunst.de kunst und kultur im internet- online magazin

Images

The garden behind the Kolbe Museum in Berlin.
Picture by Androom (13 Aug 2000)

 

The grave of Georg Kolbe at the Friedhof Heerstrasse, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (13 Aug 2000)

 

The grave of Georg Kolbe at the Friedhof Heerstrasse, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (13 Aug 2000)

 

Heinrich Heine memorial by Georg Kolbe at the Taunusanlage, Frankfurt am Main.
Picture by Androom (03 May 2013)

 


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Published: 10 Apr 2009
Last update: 10 May 2013