Paul Wynand (Biographical details)

Paul Wynand (ceramicist/glass worker/potter; German; Male; 1879 - 1956)

Also known as

Wynand, Paul


Höhr-Grenzhausen, Rhineland, Germany


Teacher of ceramics in Höhr-Grenzhausen. Paul Wynand studied initially in Berlin before returning to his native town of Elberfeld, where he attended the Kunstgewerbeschule from 1900 to 1903. He studied briefly with Rodin in Paris in 1904 and then taught at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Elberfeld, from 1904 to 1905, before taking over from Ernst Barlach as teacher at the Keramische Fachschule, Hohr, from 1905 to 1909. From 1909 to 1911 he worked in Rome and then returned to Berlin as a freelance sculptor. He supplied designs for Merkelbach between 1908 and 1912; often only sketchily outlined, these designs were translated into ceramic forms by the modeller Carl Mehlem (1885-1976) and won for Merkelbach a gold medal at the Brussels Exhibition of 1910. Wynand was one of a number of local artists whose collaboration with the factory modellers encouraged the introduction of new models on a very large scale


Dry-v. Zezschwitz in Kunsthandwerk Aktuell 4, March 1987, published by Merkelbach & Goebel, Hohr-Grenzhausen
Cologne 1978, Kunstgewerbermuseum, 'Meister der deutschen Keramik 1900-1914', G. Reineking von Bock
Dry-v. Zezschwitz, 'R. Merkelbach, Grenhausen und München. Nachdruck der Specialpreisliste 1905', (Westerwalder Steinzeug des Jugendstils 1), Munich 1981
Bonn 1987, Rhenisches Landesmuseum, 'Westerwalder Steinzeug: Die Neue Ara 1900-1930, Jugendstil und Werkbund', J. Erlebach and Schimanski, published Düsseldorf.