Albert Caasmann

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Albert Caasmann (June 2, 1886 – March 23, 1968) was a German sculptor and porcelain artist. Caasmann designed toy figures for the Berlin toy company Lineol and from 1919 to 1952 was the lead designer and production manager for the company. He designed figurines for the porcelain companies Rosenthal AG and Volkstedt. Caasmann's work for the company Rosenthal are exhibited in the Porzellanikon's Rosenthal Museum. Lineol toy figures modeled by Caasmann are in the Historical Toy Museum in Freinsheim and the Toy museum in Havelland.

Albert Caasmann
Born(1886-06-02)June 2, 1886
DiedMarch 23, 1968(1968-03-23) (aged 81)
NationalityGerman
Known forCeramic artist, sculptor

BiographyEdit

 
Porcelain Sleeping Faune figurine modeled by Albert Caasmann, produced by Rosenthal AG, c. 1920s.

Albert Caasmann was born June 2, 1886 in Berlin, Germany. From 1909 to 1919, he worked as a freelancer for the Berlin toy company Lineol, founded by Oskar Wiederholz in 1906. After service as a soldier in the First World War, he became the leading designer and production manager of Lineol from 1919 to 1952. He designed over 600 figures for Lineol, including soldiers, animals, Indians, knights, fairy figures, and railroad figures. His toy figures were widely used in the region by children. Lineol ceased operations in 1965, and in 1985 the company Lineol Duscha has the trademark rights to Lineol. Lineol Duscha reproduces Lineol figures modeled before 1945. Lineol toy figures modeled by Caasmann are in the Historical Toy Museum in Freinsheim and the Toy museum in Havelland.[1]

Caasmann spent time in the Berlin Zoo, where he modeled his animal models. He made a model for a porcelain cheetah group, manufactured by the Rudolstadt, Thuringia, German porcelain company Volkstedt. From 1912–1923, he modeled figurines based on his own designs for the porcelain manufacturer Rosenthal AG in Selb.[2] In 1923 he modeled four figurines based on the paintings by Austrian painter Hanns Pellar for Rosenthal. The figurines Caasmann modeled for Rosenthal based on Pellar's paintings were Dreaming Night, Faun Group, Round Dance, and Shepard's Hour,[3] Caasmann's work for the company Rosenthal are exhibited in the Porzellanikon's Rosenthal Museum.[2]

Cassman died March 23, 1968 in Brandenburg, East Germany. The street Caasmannstraße in Brandenburg was named by the city in honor of Albert Caasmann .

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kultur- und Militärhistorische Miniaturen mit Elastolin Mini-Forma Lineol und Modell Figuren durch die Geschichte - Masse-Tierkatalog". figurenmuseum.de (in German). Retrieved 2017-03-25.
  2. ^ a b Fritz, Bernd; Hilschenz, Helga (1982). Rosenthal: Hundert Jahre Porzellan : Ausstellung, Kestner-Museum Hannover. Germany: Union. p. 171. ISBN 3813956059.
  3. ^ Olényi von Husen, Britta (February 2011). "Hanns Pellar Theatralisches Rokoko & Märchen" (PDF). Ruhr-University Bochum. Retrieved March 23, 2017.

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