Zundel, Georg Friedrich

BORN 13 Oct 1875, Iptingen, Baden-Württemberg (near Wiernsheim) - DIED 7 Jun 1948, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
GRAVE LOCATION Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg: Stadtfriedhof, Gmelinstrasse 20 (H X 07)

Georg Zundel was the son of a vintner. When he was six his mother died. He didn't get along well with his stepmother and left home when he was fourteen. In Pforzheim he was educated for decorative painting and for six years he worked in Frankfurt am Main. In 1897 he started to study art in Mannheim and later in Stuttgart.

He was expelled from his school in 1898 and by that time he was in contact with socialists. In 1899 he married the feminist Clara Zetkin, who was eighteen years his senior. From 1903 until their separation they lived in a country home at Sillenbuch near Stuttgart, supported by art patrons like count Casanova. In 1907 they were visited there by Lenin. In the same year he painted the daughters of the industrialist Robert Bosch, Paula and Margarete.

He divorced Clara and in 1927 he married Paula Bosch. He lived with her at the Berghof near Tübingen, a house he had designed himself for Bosch in 1921. With Paula he had a son, George.

He died in 1948 in Stuttgart and was buried in Tübingen. In 1971 Paula and Margarete founded the Kunsthalle Tübingen, to provide a lasting place for his work. Paula died in 1974 and was buried beside him.

• Wife: Zundel-Bosch, Paula (1927-1948)

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• painted Zundel-Bosch, Paula


The grave of Georg Friedrich and Paula Zundel at the Stadtfriedhof, Tübingen.
Picture by Androom (30 Jan 2010)


Friedrich Zundel – Wikipedia

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Published: 01 Jun 2019
Last update: 24 Feb 2022