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Luise Kimme

b. 1939
d. 19 April 2013

Professor Luise Kimme was born in Bremen, Germany.

She lived below the village of Bethel, Tobago since 1979. There she had her studio and the Luise Kimme Sculpture Museum. Her unique Caribbean sculptures are created from native wood, often making use of the natural growth of trees and limbs. Her sculptures have been cast in bronze and are on display in public places. She has published several books of her work. More recently she created small Bronzes and Ceramic sculptures.

 

 

Timeline Résumé

1939

Born in Bremen, Germany

1957

Student trainee - apprentice secretary, London

1959-65

HfBK, Berlin, Sculpture class of Prof.Dierkes, Meisterschüler (master student)

1966-67

Airlift Memorial Fellowship, Postgraduate Course at St. Martin´s School of Art, London, with Sir Anthony Caro, Philip King, Isaac Witkin

1967-68

British Council Scholarship Sculpture Department - St. Martin´s School

1968-72

Part-time lecturer Wolverhampton Polytechnic Sculpture Department - England; Studio in London, large fiberglass sculptures

1973-75

Instructor for sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, Papier-mâché sculpture and painting

1975-76

Associate Professor for sculpture, University of California, Turlock, cast ceramics and painting  

1976-2002

Professor, Head of Foundation Department Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Works in Wood

Since 1979

Studio in Tobago

19.4.13

Died in Tobago



La Chunga (at left) and Blue Dress
2.95m, Alder Wood




Head- Yellow Hat - 66 cm- cedar


Small Bronze- Man Dancing - 15cm

 


Victoria - oak, 150cm