Gemm, Walter

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Gemm, Walter Gender: M
Carl Ernst Walter Gemm
born on 27 September 1898 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Halberstadt, Germany, 51n54, 11e02
Timezone CET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 04°04' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 27°38 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 20°53'


German veduta and landscape painter, whose life and work are closely linked to his birthplace Halberstadt and the northern Harz foothills. His prolific artistic output (around 6000 artworks) earned him the nickname "chronicler with pen and brush."

In 1926 Gemm and his childhood friend Wilhelm Pramme went on a world tour which ended in Tyrol.

With the outbreak of the Second World War, Gemm was drafted into the Wehrmacht. Between 1939 and 1941 he took part in the French campaign as well as in the war against the Soviet Union. However, he was temporarily released from active service and used exclusively as a war painter.

A close friendship connected the painter throughout his life with the Halberstadt-based Walter Mahlke, master photographer, and with the writer Bert Brennecke. Gemm died in Osterwieck on 17 March 1973 at age 74.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate (no. 975).


  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Second of seven)
  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service