Bodo Kampmann

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Bodo Kampmann (born January 15, 1913 in Elberfeld ; † February 8, 1978 in Bad Gandersheim ) was a German sculptor , designer , set designer and from 1954 to 1978 professor at the Braunschweig University of Fine Arts (HBK).

life and work

Kampmann was the son of the art educator, painter and graphic artist Walter Kampmann . He studied at the Berlin Art Academy , where he was trained as a metal sculptor, goldsmith and designer . Kampmann took part in World War II as a soldier . He was in his first marriage from 1936 to 1948 with his fellow student Sheila Kampmann, geb. Diederich married. From this connection 2 daughters were born. After the war he worked as a freelance artist in Austria . There he met the painter Gerhild Diesner , whom he married in 1949. The marriage, which was divorced in 1953, had a daughter and a son.

In 1954 Kampmann came to Braunschweig as a lecturer in metal sculpture and design at the Werkkunstschule there, the forerunner of today's HBK, where he taught for over two decades. During this time he created a number of large sculptures in Braunschweig, which are still present in the cityscape today, such as the Justitia (1956), which was attached to the public prosecutor's office building on the initiative of the then Braunschweig Attorney General Fritz Bauer , the Rufer (1958) on the west gable of the choir the Magni Church , the Expectant Mother (1961), the birth department of the Municipal Clinic Celler Straße and the Hahn (1970) on the spire of the Petri Church . In addition, he designed numerous other sculptures made of other materials and in small dimensions, but also a tea set for the Fürstenberg porcelain factory . Kampmann created the bronze award plaque for the Peter Joseph Krahe Prize of the city of Braunschweig . He designed stage sets for the Braunschweig State Theater .

At the end of the 1950s, Kampmann married the actress Margit Kampmann in Braunschweig, with whom he had a daughter. Kampmann died shortly after his retirement.

Impressions (selection)


  • Fritz Bauer : Bodo Kampmann's Justitia. In: Braunschweig. Reports from cultural life. No. 1/1957, Westermann Verlag, Braunschweig 1957, p. 28 ( PDF).
  • Gerd Biegel : Fritz Bauer and the "Justitia" by Bodo Kampmann. In: Braunschweigische Heimat. 2014, Braunschweig, pp. 23–25.
  • Regina Blume: Bodo Kampmann. In: Reinhard Bein , Working Group Other History (ed.): Braunschweiger personalities of the 20th century. From the city of Braunschweig and the former Braunschweig districts of Blankenburg, Braunschweig, Gandersheim, Goslar, Helmstedt, Holzminden and Wolfenbüttel. Volume 2. döringDRUCK, Braunschweig 2014, ISBN 978-3-925268-49-6 , pp. 120–125.
  • Peter Lufft : Kampmann, Bodo. In: Manfred Garzmann , Wolf-Dieter Schuegraf (Hrsg.): Braunschweiger Stadtlexikon . Supplementary volume. Joh. Heinr. Meyer Verlag, Braunschweig 1996, ISBN 3-926701-30-7 , p. 76 .
  • Peter Lufft: Braunschweig's sculptures in the cityscape since 1945. In: Culture reports. No. 6, Cultural Office of the City of Braunschweig, Braunschweig 1989.

Web links

Commons : Bodo Kampmann  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

. 2. Source: registry office list no. 63 Berlin-Schöneberg