Mohr, Arno

BORN 29 Jul 1910, Posen (now: Poznan) - DIED 23 May 2001, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Französischer Friedhof II, Liessenstrasse 7, Mitte

Arno Mohr was an apprenticed at Ladewig & Co from 1924-1927. After attending evening classes at the arts and crafts school from 1928 to 1929 he studied applied arts in Berlin-Charlottenburg. Wilhelm Tank (1888-1967) taught him anatomical drawing and they became friends.

After the Second World War he was one of the founders of the Hochschule für bildende und angewandte Kunst in Berlin-Weissensee. There he was a professor from 1946 to 1975. In 1949 he created the huge "Metallurgie Hennigsdorf" together with René Graetz and Horst Strempel. It was destroyed soon afterwards. In 1949 he met Alfred Erhardt and Otto Dix. He opened a workshop in Berlin-Lichtenberg.

In 1950 he was a founding member of the Verband Bildender Künstler der DDR and he became its president in 1974. He received the Käthe Kollwitz Prize in 1961 and the Goethe Prize in 1962. In 1971 he painted portraits of Bertolt Brecht and Helene Weigel. He was best known for his drawings of everyday life in Berlin.

Related persons
• cooperated with Graetz, René
• knew Nagel, Otto


The grave of Arno Mohr at the Französischer Friedhof II, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (29 Aug 2008)


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Published: 01 Dec 2018
Last update: 16 Feb 2022