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Luise Kimme

b.  4 March, 1939
d. 19 April, 2013

Professor Luise Kimme was born in Bremen, Germany.

She lived below the village of Bethel, Tobago since 1979. There she had her studio and the Luise Kimme Sculpture Museum. Her unique Caribbean sculptures are created from native wood, often making use of the natural growth of trees and limbs. Her sculptures have been cast in bronze and are on display in public places. She has published several books of her work. More recently she created small Bronzes and Ceramic sculptures.



Timeline Résumé


Born in Bremen, Germany, 4 April


Student trainee - apprentice secretary, London


HfBK, Berlin, Sculpture class of Prof.Dierkes, Meisterschüler (master student)


Airlift Memorial Fellowship, Postgraduate Course at St. Martin´s School of Art, London, with Sir Anthony Caro, Philip King, Isaac Witkin


British Council Scholarship Sculpture Department - St. Martin´s School


Part-time lecturer Wolverhampton Polytechnic Sculpture Department - England; Studio in London, large fiberglass sculptures


Instructor for sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, Papier-mâché sculpture and painting


Associate Professor for sculpture, University of California, Turlock, cast ceramics and painting  


Professor, Head of Foundation Department Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Works in Wood

Since 1979

Studio in Tobago


Died in Tobago

La Chunga (at left) and Blue Dress
2.95m, Alder Wood

Head- Yellow Hat - 66 cm- cedar

Small Bronze- Man Dancing - 15cm


Victoria - oak, 150cm