Gerd Brüx

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Gerd Brüx (born March 10, 1875 in Kleve ; † September 29, 1944 in Wissel near Kalkar ) was a German sculptor .


Gerd (also: Gerhard, Gerard) Brüx was born as the son of the shoemaker Josef Brüx and his wife Maria, geb. Noel born. He completed his training in the workshop of the carver Ferdinand Langenberg in Goch and studied at the Royal Art Academy in Munich with Syrius Eberle . From 1902, Brüx had his own studio in Kleve , where Achilles Moortgat , Gerd Matthäi and Alexander Walterfang worked, among others . He was married to Aloisia Feller. His son Walther Brüx grew up in the Klever workshop.

Works by Brüx can be found in the cemetery on Merowingerstrasse in Kleve, where he is also buried.

Works (excerpt)



  • Ralph Eberhard Brachthäuser: The large crucifixion group in the Butendorfer Heilig Kreuz church. In: Our city. Journal for information, advertising, cultural and homeland care , ed. from Verkehrsverein Gladbeck eV, Volume 38 (2011), No. 2 (pp. 41–43).

Individual evidence

  1. ↑ Registration books of the Academy of Fine Arts
  2. The forgotten Klever
  3. Peter Heinrich Thielen
  4. The (real) Iron Man of Cleves