Manfred H. Grieb

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Manfred H. Grieb (born February 6, 1933 in Würzburg ; † February 20, 2012 in Nuremberg ) was a German entrepreneur and art collector and the editor of the Nuremberg Artist Lexicon .


Grieb completed a commercial apprenticeship from 1947 to 1950 and learned foreign languages ​​at language institutes and as a guest student at the University of Würzburg . From 1951 to 1969 he was as a salaried businessman active in Germany and South America. In 1969 he started his own business with a small chain of shops and a printing company for greeting cards, gift items, stationery, etc. (company "karten-vitrine").

After selling his company in 1992, he worked as an art collector (Nuremberg city views) and gallery ( "Franconian gallery Grieb & Popp OHG") worked and worked at the four-volume Nuremberg Künstlerlexikon with over 20,000 entries, which after the publication in 2007 quickly became a standard reference work for City history of Nuremberg became. The work is also criticized for its omissions by artists with a National Socialist past.

In 1996 Grieb became a member of the Pegnese Flower Order . From 2000 to 2008 he was its vice-president, in 2007 he received the Cross of Honor of the Order of Flowers. In 2009 he founded a support association to set up a cultural history museum in Nuremberg. He was buried in the Johannisfriedhof in Nuremberg.

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  1. ^ Cultural advisor pays tribute to art collector Manfred H. Grieb , Nachrichten aus dem Rathaus, No. 143, February 24, 2012.
  2. Max Gnugesser-Mair: Critique of the embellished and abridged presentation of numerous artist biographies from the Nazi era in the Nuremberg Artist Lexicon , 2016
  3. ^ News , Order of Flowers, 2012.