Klimsch, Fritz

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Name
Klimsch, Fritz Gender: M
Georg Friedrich Klimsch
born on 10 February 1870 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 50n07, 8e40
Timezone LMT m8e40 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 21°20' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 07°40 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 19°31'



Fritz Klimsch (1940)

Biography

German sculptor, and the younger brother of the painter Paul Klimsch. In 1898, Klimsch was a founding member of the Berlin Secession.

During the Nazi Germany era, Klimsch was highly regarded as an artist, and created busts of Adolf Hitler, Erich Ludendorff and Wilhelm Frick. In September 1944, Joseph Goebbels added Klimsch to the Gottbegnadeten list, a list of prominent artists considered crucial to Nazi Culture, and became one of only 12 visual artists to be featured on the list.

After Nazi Germany's defeat in World War II, Klimsch and his family settled in Salzburg, Austria, but in 1946 was deported by the local burgermeister, Richard Hildmann, for being a German citizen. The family moved to Freiburg im Breisgau, in Baden-Württemberg, West Germany.

Klimsch's former membership of the Nazi Party and his closeness to the Nazi regime made him a controversial post-war figure, and led to his expulsion from the academy of the arts in 1955. However shortly before his death in 1960, Klimsch received the Federal Cross of Merit from Hans Filbinger, the Minister President of Baden-Württemberg, on his 90th birthday.

Kilmsch died on 30 March 1960 in Freiburg im Breisgau.

Link to Wikipedia biography

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Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hesse Archives.

Categories

  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 90)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Sculptor)