Tuesday, September 15, 2009

BRONZE NIGHT-LIGHT

Oswald Schimmelpfennig Q: I have a night-light that has a bronze girl on a diving board over colored-glass "water." The piece is signed "Herr Oswald Schimmelpfennig." Can you give me any information about this?

A: Oswald Schimmelpfennig was a free-lance artist and sculpture who did work for Gladenbeck, a foundry in Berlin, Germany. Schimmelpfennig made statues of carved marble as well as bronze. He worked from the 1890s until at least 1933, when he made a bronze bust of Hitler.



1 comment:

Kelly said...

Spell-check strikes again! The word "sculpture" was meant to be "sculptor" but the error wasn't caught before press time!