Ben Uri collection


Artist information

Name Fred Kormis (1897-1986)

Other name Fritz

Born Frankfurt, Germany

Died London, England

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Kormis was apprenticed to a sculpture workshop at the age of 14, then drafted into the army during the First World War. In 1915 he was captured, wounded and imprisoned for five years in Siberia, eventually escaping and returning to Frankfurt. In 1934 he moved first to Holland and then to England, later gaining British citizenship. Much of his work was lost after his studio was bombed in 1940. His work includes a memorial to Prisoners of War and Concentration Camp Victims in Gladstone Park, Dollis Hill and a relief plaque, Marchers, outside Kings College, London.

Object Details

Object type sculpture

Medium plaster

Materials and techniques plaster (medium)

Dimensions 46.2 x 19.1 x 8 cm

Acquisition presented by Willi Soukop RA 1992

Accession number 1992-6

Display status not on display

Selected exhibition history

1949 Contemporary Jewish Artists - Exhibition of Paintings Sculpture Drawings

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