Georg Roemer

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Georg Roemer or Römer (born January 19, 1868 in Bremen or Breslau , † January 25, 1922 in Munich ) was a German sculptor and medalist .


Roemer studied in Dresden, Berlin, Paris, Rome and Florence. He was a student of Adolf von Hildebrand .

In the art of medals, Roemer was one of the few who still cut their stamps directly, without using the reduction machine.

The reliefs in the main cornice of the sandstone facade of the city ​​theater opened in Lübeck in 1908 are a work of his. The middle field shows Apollo and the nine muses , with comedy and tragedy on each side . The group of caryatids and atlases carrying the gable triangle is the work of the Hamburg-based sculptor Karl Weinberger .

For during the First World War under the leadership of Harry Maasz nascent Lübeck Ehrenfriedhof he created in 1915 the memorial of the fallen in August of the previous year son Ida Boy-Ed . This and the memorial stone of the war volunteer Carl Schütt were the first two local memorial stones.

He made further reliefs for the Kunsthalle Bremen , which also received four bronze figures and the bust of Bremen's mayor Otto Gildemeister . He also created the monument to Ludwig Franzius for Bremen . At the New Bremen Town Hall he created two councilor statues made of copper for the senate gable, the Fortuna statue on the roof turret and the sculpture Past and Future in the ballroom. In Munich he set a fountain and made a spear carrier for the great hall of the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich .

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ ROEMER, Georg (1868 - 1922), sculptor, medalist. In: Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Retrieved September 25, 2017 . Print version January 2006 ISBN 978-0-19-977378-7 ; Online version November 2011 e- ISBN 9780199899913 ; Roemer, Georg (1868). In: General Artist Lexicon . 2017, Retrieved September 25, 2017 . Berlin, Boston: KG Saur.
  2. Römer, Georg . In: Hans-Michael Körner (Ed.): Large Bavarian Biographical Encyclopedia . Walter de Gruyter, 2005, ISBN 978-3-11-097344-0 , p. 1630 ( limited preview in Google Book search). So does Prof. Georg Roemer. German Society for Medal Art, accessed on September 25, 2017 .
  3. ^ L. Forrer: Biographical Dictionary of Medallists . Roemer, Georg in: Volume V. Spink & Son Ltd, London 1912, p. 149 ( ).