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Gerhard Marcks

Full name: Gerhard Marcks
Gender: Male
Born: February 18, 1889 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Died: November 13, 1981 in Burgbrohl, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Sculptor and graphic artist Gerhard Marcks taught at the Weimar Bauhaus starting in 1919, moving to the School of Applied Arts in Halle in 1925. He was dismissed for political reasons in 1933. In 1936, 86 of his works were seized and five were shown in the exhibition “Degenerate Art.” After World War II, Marcks was named professor at the Hamburg Art School (in 1946) and the Art Working Schools in Köln (in 1950).

Marcks was initially an expressionist before he was influenced by Greek archaic art, but later turned to simpler forms. He designed sculptures, especially human figures and animals and drew and created woodcuts. In 1953 his most famous work, the statue of the Bremen Town Musicians was placed in the center of Bremen, followed in 1956 by the Albert Magnus Statue at Albert-Magnus-Square front of the University of Cologne.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 39 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Germany GER AC
1932 Summer 43 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Germany GER AC
1936 Summer 47 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Germany GER HM

Mixed Sculpturing, Statues

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 39 Amsterdam Art Competitions Germany Final Standings AC Läufer
1936 Summer 47 Berlin Art Competitions Germany Final Standings HM Schwimmerin

Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 43 Los Angeles Art Competitions Germany Final Standings AC Boxergruppe
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