Bode, Arnold

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Bode, Arnold Gender: M
August Arnold Bode
born on 23 December 1900 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Kassel, Germany, 51n19, 9e29
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 01°30' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 22°55 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 04°37'

Arnold Bode (2000 stamp)


German architect, painter, designer and curator who organised the first documenta exhibition in Kassel in 1955. This featured a broad overview of 20th-century art using large spaces in an innovative way. It was an unprecedented success. Bode organised three more documenta exhibitions, finishing with documenta 4. Others have since continued to produce regular documenta exhibitions in Kassel.

From 1928 to 1933, he worked as a painter and university lecturer in Berlin. However, when the Nazis came to power they banned him from his profession. He returned to his home town of Kassel following the war.

Bode received the German Federal Cross of Merit in 1974.

Bode's daughter is Renee Nele. He died on 3 October 1977 in Kassel, aged 76.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hesse Archives.


  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Designer)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Vocation : Art : Other Art (Curator)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner