Rumpf, Fritz

BORN 16 Feb 1856, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen - DIED 23 Jul 1927, Potsdam, Brandenburg
GRAVE LOCATION Potsdam, Brandenburg: Neuer Friedhof, Heinrich-Mann-Allee 25

Fritz Rumpf was the son of Remigius Rumpf (1811-1893), who was legal counsel for the city of Frankfurt am Main. According to the wishes of his father he received a commercial training. In Lausanne he worked on his knowledge of the French language. After that his father allowed him to study art at the Städelsche Kunstinstitut in Frankfurt am Main and at the art academy in Kassel. He continued his studies in Berlin. there he met Margarethe Gatterer (b.1862) and he married her without informing his family. They had six children and the family moved from Charlottenburg to Potsdam.

In 1893 his father died, leaving him a wealthy man. He had moved to Würzburg with his family in that year, but in 1894-1895 he built a large villa in Potsdam together with his school friend the architect Gustav Meyer. In 1895 the family moved to the "Red Villa" and there they often received artists. Among their visitors were Lovis Corinth, Tilla Durieux, Henry van de Velde, Constantin Meunier, Max Liebermann, Max Slevogt and Joseph Sattler.

After the First World War the family fortune had disappeared and the villa was in effect an apartment building for the whole family.

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The grave of Fritz Rumpf at the Neuer Friedhof, Potsdam.
Picture by Androom (22 Aug 2017)


The grave of Fritz Rumpf at the Neuer Friedhof, Potsdam.
Picture by Androom (22 Aug 2017)


Fritz Rumpf – Wikipedia

Rumpler, Edmund

Published: 25 Dec 2020
Last update: 26 Mar 2023