Asendorpf, Bartold

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Asendorpf, Bartold Gender: M
born on 14 May 1888 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )
Place Stettin, Germany, 53n26, 14e34
Timezone LMT m14e34 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 23°54' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 29°44 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 28°12'

Bartold Asendorpf (Self-portrait, 1945)


German painter and graphic artist, almost all of whose early work was destroyed by an air raid on Szczecin in 1944.

He attended the Schiller-Realgymnasium in Szczecin from 1899 to 1905, took an apprenticeship as a decorative painter and then attended the Weimar Grand Ducal Saxon School of Art. He opened his own studio in Berlin-Wilmersdorf and in 1912 he married the artisan Margarete Steinmetz (1885-1977).

During the First World War, Asendorpf fought in Flanders and in Poland. After receiving a severe wound, he moved to Bad Berka.

From 1919 to 1920 he attended the Kassel Academy of Fine Arts, becoming a member of the Thuringian group in 1924. He illustrated the novella volume Dammbruch by Hans Friedrich Blunck and participated with Johannes Itten at an exhibition in Szczecin in 1931. In the following years Asendorpf created book illustrations.

At the end of the Second World War Asendorpf was drafted into the Volkssturm. In 1945 he was taken to the Soviet internment camp Buchenwald, where he died on 26 February 1946, aged 57.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth record.


  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Concentration camp (Buchenwald)
  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Book illustrator)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter, draughtsman)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service
  • Vocation : Military : Wounded