Erich Oehme

Deutsch: Erich Oehme (*8. August 1889 in Berthelsdorf bei Freiberg in Sachsen; † 23. Oktober 1970 in Meißen war ein deutscher Bildhauer. Oehme widmete sich überwiegend der Darstellung von Tieren. Als Künstlerischer Leiter der Abteilung Gestaltung der Staatlichen Porzellanmanufaktur Meissen ab 1933 fertigte er auch Modelle soldatischen Inhalts für Dienststellen der NSDAP, die meist als Ehrengeschenke an verdiente Parteigenossen abgegeben wurden. 1944 wurde er von diesem Posten abgelöst. Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg blieb Oehme in der SBZ/DDR und wurde ab 1948 Künstlerischer Leiter der VVB Keramik Erfurt
English: Erich Oehme (1889–1970) was a German sculptor, bestkown for his models of animals, big as life or as little porcellain figures manufactured by Staatliche Porzellanmanufaktur Meissen

Erich Oehme was born in Germany on 8 November 1889 in Neuberthelsdorf and died on 23 October 1970 in Meissen. After his study in arts and crafts at the Dresdener academy, Oehme became active as a professional sculptor. In 1912 he became an occasional sculptor for the Nymphenburg china factory. By November 1912 he worked for the Meißener factory, first of all as a hilfmodelleur, then as modeleur and from 1936 as a premier sculptor. Erich Oehme became famous for his strongly interpreted animal models. In the art deco period, his figures became stylized and fluid. Others remained extremely realistic and highly detailed. At Meissen, he often worked in boettger steinzeug (a very fine red clay) that produced a beautiful creamy and smooth finish on his pieces. Oehme’s work was also produced by Volkstedt and LichteVEB.

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