Sunday, April 28, 2013

Gerhard Thieme

Gerhard Thieme (1928) is a German sculptor, whose sculptures take a prominent place in the Berlin cityscape.

As a youth, Thieme learned woodcarving and later studied pattern (textile) design.
"Waffenbrüder" ("Brothers in Arms")
From 1948 through 1952 he studied Fine and Applied Arts, first in Dresden, later in Berlin. He travelled on study tours to (then) Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary and the USSR. For the party and state leaders of the GDR Gerhard Thieme produced numerous awards and also gifts for guests, such as small reliefs of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Ernst Thalmann.

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