Wiemken, Walter

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Wiemken, Walter Gender: M
born on 14 September 1907 at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Basel, Switzerland, 47n33, 7e35
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 20°25' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 10°35 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 08°27'

Walter Wiemken


Swiss painter.

Wiemken fell ill at the age of four months in polio and was disabled for all his.life. He lived his entire life in his parents' house, and there has also led his art studio. The father of Wiemken had a Lithografenbetrieb.

Baumann was the founder of the expressionist artist group The new life and also conveyed the ideas of the Bauhaus. In 1927 he studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Munich.

Wiemken, together with his friends Walter Bodmer and Otto Abbot, established in 1933 the Group 33- in protest against the conservative tendencies in the Swiss (Basel especially) artists and architects. The group had a clear anti-fascist orientation.

On 30 December 1940 Wiemken went for a walk and crashed. His body was found only on 23 January 1941 in the Breggia gorge near Castel San Pietro.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


Source Notes

Taeger quotes Barbault who qoutes B.C.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Polio
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist