Friday, July 31, 2020

Hermann Brunotte

Hermann Brunotte was born in 1914 in Greiz, Thuringia, Germany.
After being released from American captivity in 1945, he became a student of his older sister Christa, who was an academic sculptor. "I learned everything a sculptor needed to learn from her," he said in about his apprenticeship.
From 1954 to 1958 he attended the city master school for stone sculpture in Aschaffenburg and completed it with the master exam. In 1958 he moved to a concrete bunker in Waldkraiburg.
Later he and his siblings built the house in Troppauer Strasse. Christa had her studio upstairs, brother Karl-Heinrich's ceramic workshop downstairs.
In 1958 Christa and the twin brothers founded the artist-work group siblings Brunotte, in which they inspired each other for many years. Some of the works that can still be seen in the city date from this period.
In 2005, the city of Waldkraiburg honored Hermann Brunotte with the cultural prize that was awarded for the first time. "The award recognizes the life's work of a great artist," said Mayor Klika in his eulogy.
Hermann Brunotte's works were as idiosyncratic as he was. His cubist design language reduced to the essentials.

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