Friedrich Karl Georg Rumpf
Fritz Rumpf the Younger was the son of the Potsdam painter Fritz Rumpf the Elder. He grew up in Potsdam and learned the age of 15 by a Japanese officer who at the Potsdam War Academy an intern, Japanese . After secondary school, he studied at the Royal Art School in Berlin with Philipp Franck and passed the exam as a drawing teacher. He did his military service as a one-year volunteer in 1907/1908 in Tsingtau in the Kiautschou lease area . After military service he moved to Japan, where he tried his hand at Japanese woodblock prints with Igami Bonkotsu (1875–1933) . From 1910 he continued his studies at the Royal Art School with Emil Orlik . In 1911/1912 he studied together with his younger brother Andreas , who later became classical archaeologist, in Paris. But Paris bored him, he longed for East Asia. In 1913 he traveled again to China for a reserve exercise and then again to Japan after the exercise. At the beginning of the First World War , Rumpf was drafted as a reserve officer for the heavy field howitzer battery and the reserve field battery in Tsingtau. After the German surrender to the Imperial Japanese Army in November 1914, he went into Japanese captivity and was interned in the Ōita and Narashino camps. In the Ōita camp, he and the Lübeck draftsman and commercial artist Charles Derlien (1891–1963) wrote the Oita yellow book with rhymes and illustrations about camp life. The Oita Yellow Book was not printed until the Narashino camp. He was only released from captivity in early 1920.
When he returned to Germany, he married Alice Heller that same year, his girlfriend for years at art school. In 1925, after passing the gifted examination, he began studying art history with Adolph Goldschmidt at the University of Berlin . In 1931 he was at Otto cumin with a dissertation on The Isemonogatari 1608 Dr. phil. PhD. He was an employee of the Japan Institute in Berlin , founded in 1926 , for which he made several trips to Japan. The art collector Felix Tikotin accompanied him on the 1927/28 trip . Since 1940, due to his language skills, he did military service at the foreign letter inspection agency (= Group III N in the Foreign Office / Defense ), first in Berlin, then, until 1944, in Paris.
Parts of his private collections were transferred to the Berlin museum property. His extensive private library was sold to the University Library of the Free University of Berlin in 1950 .
A complete list of writings can be found at Hartmut Walravens: List of writings Fritz Rumpf . In: Hartmut Walravens (Ed.): You understand our hearts well. Fritz Rumpf (1888-1949) in the field of tension in German-Japanese cultural relations. Weinheim 1989, pp. 201-210.
- When the soldiers march through the city ... Soldiers' songs, collected and provided with 19 multicolored hand-colored pictures . Reiss, Berlin 1913
- Toy of the peoples . Kunst-Verlag, Berlin 1922–1925 (published in several portfolios)
- The beginnings of the Japanese color woodcut in Edo . In: East Asian Journal . NF 1, 1924, pp. 31-50
- Master of the Japanese color woodcut. News about her life and her works . de Gruyter, Berlin 1924
- Early Japanese woodcuts: 25 sheets in facsimile collotype from the Toni Straus-Negbaur collection, Berlin . Propylaea Publishing House, Berlin 1925
- Japanese ghosts . Catalog for the exhibition at Felix Tikotin, April 1927
- with Curt Glaser : Tony Straus-Negbaur Collection. Japanese colored woodblock prints from the 17th to 19th centuries . Publishing house Paul Cassirer and Hugo Helbing, Berlin 1928
- About Japanese fairy tales . In: Yamato. Journal of the German-Japanese Working Group , vol. 1, 1929, pp. 188–195 and 249–262; Vol. 2 (1930), pp. 53-84.
- On the history of Japanese theater . In: Curt Glaser (Ed.): Japanese Theater . Würfel Verlag, Berlin-Lankwitz 1930, pp. 21–150
- Contributions to the history of the three schools of woodcut drawing, Torii, Okumura and Nishimura . In: East Asian Journal . NF 6, 1930, pp. 16-31 and 87-101
- Pictures of the ukiyo-e masters . Catalog for the exhibition at Tikotin, September / October 1931. Würfel Verlag, Berlin-Lankwitz 1931
- Sharaku . Würfel Verlag, Berlin-Lankwitz 1932
- The Ise Monogatari of 1608 and its influence on 17th century book illustration in Japan . Würfel Verlag, Berlin-Lankwitz 1932
- About Japanese fairy tales. Hagoromo (The Feather Dress) . In: T'oung Pao , vol. 33, 1937, pp. 220-267
- The soldier's dress . In: Bernhard Schwertfeger, Erich Otto Volkmann (Hrsg.): The German Soldier Customer , Volume I (text volume). Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig 1937, pp. 352-399
- Folk tales from Japan . Hyperion-Verlag, Berlin 1938
- Japanese folk tales . Diederichs, Jena 1938
- Older Japan . In: Willy Andreas (Ed.): The new Propylaea world history . Propylaeen-Verlag, Berlin 1940, pp. 549-572
- with Lore von Recklinghausen: From the loving and much-loved soldier. A song book with pictures . Propylaea Publishing House, Berlin 1941
- (Ed.): Fujijama, the eternal mountain of Japan. 36 woodcuts by Hokusai . Japan Institute Berlin and Museum for Art and Crafts Hamburg 1937; New edition: Insel-Verlag, Leipzig 1956
- Rumpf, Friedrich Karl Georg . In: Hans Vollmer (Hrsg.): General lexicon of fine artists from antiquity to the present . Founded by Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker . tape 29 : Rosa – Scheffauer . EA Seemann, Leipzig 1935, p. 204 .
- Hartmut Walravens (Ed.): You understand our hearts well. Fritz Rumpf (1888-1949) in the field of tension in German-Japanese cultural relations. Handbook for the exhibition of the Japanese-German Center, Berlin, in the Japanese-German Center, in the Museum for East Asian Art, SMPK, Berlin, and in the Japanese Cultural Institute, Cologne (= News of the Society for Natural History and Ethnology of East Asia , Issue 139–142 ( 1986–1987). VCH, Acta Humaniora, Weinheim 1989, ISBN 3-527-17686-1 ).
- Hartmut Walravens: “You'd be able to trust your sparrow brain ...” From the correspondence of the Japanologist Fritz Rumpf (1888–1949) . In: Japonica Humboldtiana . , Vol. 3 (1999), pp. 183-234.
- Hartmut Walravens: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 22, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 2005, ISBN 3-428-11203-2 , p. 252 f. ( ). In:
- Marianne Rumpf: Fritz Rumpf. An overview of life and work . In: Hartmut Walravens (Ed.): You understand our hearts well. Fritz Rumpf (1888-1949) in the field of tension in German-Japanese cultural relations . Weinheim 1989. pp. 3-18, here p. 8.
- Marianne Rumpf: Fritz Rumpf. An overview of life and work . In: Hartmut Walravens (Ed.): You understand our hearts well. Fritz Rumpf (1888-1949) in the field of tension in German-Japanese cultural relations . Weinheim 1989, pp. 3-18, here p. 10.
- Short biography of Friedrich Karl Georg Rumpf. In: Tsingtau and Japan 1914-1920 - Historically Biographical Project. Retrieved March 23, 2016 .
- Digitized at tsingtau.info with the prisoners' résumés
- Hartmut Walravens: List of publications by Fritz Rumpf . In: Hartmut Walravens (Ed.): You understand our hearts well. Fritz Rumpf (1888-1949) in the field of tension in German-Japanese cultural relations. Weinheim 1989, pp. 201-210.
|SURNAME||Rumpf, Friedrich Karl Georg|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Rumpf, Fritz (the younger)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German draftsman, folklorist and Japanologist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 5, 1888|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Charlottenburg|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 13, 1949|
|Place of death||Potsdam|