Ludvig Wittmann

 

f. 1877 d. 1961  

 

 

Ludvig Wittmann var utlært ved Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein i München fra 1890 til 1894 og tok svennestykke som siselør.

Han kom til gullsmed Henrik Møller i Trondheim i 1901 som siselør, men reiste tilbake til München etter vel to år. Der studerte han videre ved Kunstgewerbeschule.

Fra 1906 til 1910 arbeidet han som kunstnerisk leder hos hoffjuveler Theodor Heiden i München.

Han etterfulgte Gustav Gaudernack som tegner hos David Andersen i 1910. Her arbeidet han som tegner, siselør og modellør.

En av hans større emaljearbeider var kroningsgaven til det engelske kongeparet i 1911 fra det norske kongeparet.

Han avla svenneprøve som siselør i 1929 og løste håndverksbrevet året etter.

Samme året overtok han ledelsen av firmaet A. Frisch og var i firmaet frem til 1945.

Håndverksbrevet ble oppsagt i 1950.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ludvig Wittmann was apprenticedto the Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein (Bavarian Art College) in Munich from 1890 to 1894 and produced his journeyman's piece as a chaser.

He went to work for silversmith, Henrik Møller, in Trondheim in 1901 as a chaser.

He traveled back to Munich and stayed a further two years. Whilst there he undertook further studies at Kunstgewerbeschule (Arts and Crafts Institute).

From 1906 to 1910 he worked as an artistic director for Court Jeweller, Theodor Heiden, in Munich.

Ludvig Wittmann succeeded Gustav Gaudernack as designer in chief at David Andersen in 1910. Whilst there, he worked as designer, chaser and medalist.

One of his most widely acclaimed enamel works was that of the coronation gift to the British Royal Couple (Georg V and Queen Mary) from yhe Norwegian Royal Couple (Haakon VII and Queen Maud) in 1911.

Ludvig Wittmann completed his journeyman's piece as a chaser in 1929 and was officially licensed the following year.

That same year he took over as managing director at the firm of A. Frisch, where he stayed in post until 1945.

His craft certificate was revoked in 1950. 

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