Kurt Halbritter

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Kurt Halbritter (born September 22, 1924 in Frankfurt am Main ; † May 21, 1978 ) was a German satirical draftsman and caricaturist .

life and work

The Barefoot, a sculpture made in Frankfurt am Main based on a drawing by Halbritter
Grave of Kurt and Elise Halbritter in the Frankfurt main cemetery

After Halbritter had completed his training as a chemigrapher , he attended the Werkkunstschule in Offenbach am Main from 1948 to 1952 , today the University of Design . From 1954 he worked as an illustrator and author.

He gained fame through caricatures in the satirical magazine pardon (Halbritters Halbwelt) and in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung . Halbritter invented the Frankfurt dialect- speaking ("babbling") advertising characters Schorsch and Schaa (High German Georg and Jean) for the Binding brewery .

Half-knight died of a heart attack while on a boat trip to Ireland.

Awards, honors

  • In 1968 Halbritter received a prize from the Zille Foundation for three pardon contributions .
  • In 1970 he was awarded the Joseph E. Drexel Prize .
  • 2014: Extensive exhibition in the Caricatura Museum for Komische Kunst in Frankfurt am Main, house of the New Frankfurt School , which Halbritter helped shape.
  • 2016: In the Frankfurt district of Rödelheim , where Halbritter lived for a long time, a green area was named after him, the Kurt-Halbritter-Anlage . Since then, the bronze sculpture Der Barfüßer has stood there, made by the sculptor Siegfried Böttcher based on a drawing by Halbritter from 1975. The sculpture is part of the series Komische Kunst in the Frankfurt Green Belt .



Web links

Commons : Kurt Halbritter  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Caricatura Museum Frankfurt: Kurt Halbritter. Website about the exhibition, artist and works; Retrieved November 3, 2017
  2. Thomas Stillbauer: The barefoot is there . In: Frankfurter Rundschau , April 2, 2016; accessed on July 27, 2017
  3. Photo of an information stele of the Frankfurt green belt with information on the sculpture Der Barfüßer and a reproduction of the drawing by Halbritter that served as a template