Roch, Georg

SCULPTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 30 Mar 1881, Dresden, Sachsen - DIED 11 Jun 1943, Berlin
BIRTH NAME Roch, Kurt Georg
GRAVE LOCATION Stahnsdorf, Brandenburg: Südwestkirchhof, Bahnhofstrasse (Block Epiphanien, Gartenblock I, Erbbegräbnis 35)

Georg Roch was famous for his sculptures of animals. He often cooperated with Hermann Feuerhahn. In 1911 a studio was built for him in Bückow in the Eastern part of Berlin. It was called the Eiserne Villa (Iron Villa) and in later years it was used by Bertolt Brecht and Helene Weigel as a summer residence. It is now called the Brecht-Weigel-Haus and sculptures by Roch can still be seen in the garden.

In 1939 and 1940 he exhibited at the Großen Deutsche Kunstausstellung in Munich and in 1940 Adolf Hitler bought his "Erwacht" for 2000 Reichsmark.

Two of his sculptures, "Bube mit Kröte" and "Meißner Relief" can be found at the Zoo in Berlin.

Images

The grave of Georg Roch at the Südwestfriedhof, Stahnsdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (10 Apr 2003)

 

Sources
• Gottschalk, Wolfgang, Südwestfriedhof Stahnsdorf, Verlag Dirk Nishen, Berlin, 1991
Georg Roch - Wikipedia


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Published: 23 May 2010
Last update: 04 Jan 2022