Ottomar Gassenmeyer

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Ottomar Gassenmeyer (born January 13, 1930 in Offenbach am Main ; † February 3, 2012 ) was a German stonemason and sculptor .


Gassenmeyer made an apprenticeship as a sculptor in Steinheim near Hanau from 1946 to 1949, which was followed by further artistic training at the evening school of the Offenbacher Werkkunstschule and at the Hanau drawing school. From 1956 to 1962 he studied at the University of Fine Arts ( Städelschule Frankfurt ) with Hans Mettel . In 1958 the master class student received a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation , in 1961 the Martin B. Leisser Prize and in 1964 a scholarship from the Villa Massimo in Rome . From 1962 to 1963, the German Academic Exchange Service enabled him to study in Sicily, where he began to work with terracotta. Gassenmeyer worked as a freelance sculptor since 1965.

In May 1969 he won the competition for a fountain in the center of Offenbach, which was inaugurated in 1971 and later set up on the market square . Works by Gassenmeyer are among others in the Deutsche Bank Collection. Parallel to his sculptural activity, he created an extensive work of drawings that are reminiscent of Alberto Giacometti's drawings.

Works (selection)

Ferdinand Braun monument, Fulda
Well system, Offenbach


  • Alexander Bastek (arr.): Of heads and bodies. Frankfurt sculpture from the Städel , Frankfurt a. M .: Städel 2006, ISBN 9783935283113 , pp. 263-264.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Offenbach sculptor Gassenmeyer created the fountain on the market square . City of Offenbach am Main
  2. ^ Deutsche Bank Collection
  3. Erwin Sturm: The architectural and art monuments of the city of Fulda. Parzeller, Fulda, 1984, p. 587