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© Wackerle-Archiv EKS/VG MARCO<br/>    Picture: Jens Weber, Munich<br />

Josef Wackerle

Born 1880 in Partenkirchen, Germany
Died 1959 in Partenkirchen, Germany

Europa, Asien, Amerika, Afrika, 1922

Majolica
70 x 30 x 25 cm each

Joseph Wackerle was trained as a sculptor, illustrator, painter and designer at the school for woodcarving in Partenkirchen, the Arts College and Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He spent time in Italy on various occasions for study purposes, and, in 1904, was awarded the Prix de Rome. His breakthrough came in collaboration with the Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory, for which he began working as a free-lance designer in 1905. In addition to pursuing his own creative work, he assumed teaching positions in Berlin and Munich as from 1910.

Joseph Wackerle's four majolica figures were originally created for the German Trade Show in Munich in 1922. They are female allegories of the continents of Europe, America, Asia and Africa.

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