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Renee Nele

E.R. Nele is a German artist. She is most famous for her goldsmithing, as well as for her metal sculptures at large scale. She is a well known member of the Situationist International too, until she was excluded in February 1962. The doughter of documenta founder Arnold Bode was born in 1932 in Berlin and started her career in 1950 as a student of the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. She learned very soon to handle all sorts of metal and to weld steel for her artwork. After her return to Berlin she worked with the artist Hans Uhlmann during her time at the “Berliner Akademie” and lateron at the “Studio Lacourière” in Paris. Since the late 1960ies she lives and works in Frankfurt. Since the early 1990ies she is teaching at the Universities of Frankfurt and Giessen.

Her best known sculpture is named “Die Rampe”, a Holocaust memorial dated from 1980. Her latest metal sculpture at large scale is now located at the Dalbergplatz in Frankfurt-Höchst and named “Windsbraut”.

E. R. Nele was awarded with the Goetheplakette from the hands of the cities governing mayor Petra Roth on the 12th of September 2008 in the historic “Limpurgsaal”. The Goetheplakette is awarded annually since 1947. Other awarded persons have been up to date Horst-Eberhard Richter, Albert Speer, Thomas Bayrle and others.--Contributions/ ( 14:57, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

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