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Walter Schulze-Mittendorff

10. Master Class At The Academy
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In 1919, Walter continues his studies at the (now) ‚Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste’. 1920 marks a breakthrough in his artistical career. The academy, whose president now is the painter Max Liebermann, awards him with a Meisteratelier (participant in a master class) the head of studio being Professor Karl Ludwig Manzel. The same year, he receives the ‚Dr.-Paul-Schultze-Preis für Bildhauerei’ from the ‚Akademie der Künste’. The award of the ‚Rome-Preis’ follows in 1923, whereas, due to the dramatic devaluation in currency – the hyperinflation of 1923 – the prize remains but an honorary award; Walter never did go to Rome. The Rome-Prize, meant to serve and facilitate studies in Rome was awarded once a year as ‚Großer Staatspreis der Preußischen Akademie der Künste’ to painters, sculptors and architects after they had excelled in a competition. Today the ‘Rome-Preis’ grants a fellowship at the ‚German Academy Rome Villa Massimo’, entitling the recipient to a period of residency for the purpose of his or her studies.

Walter Schulze-Mittendorff 1920
Member of the Master Class at the Staatliche 
Akademie der Künste (Academy of Fine Arts) in Berlin

In 1926 Walter Schulze-Mittendorff takes his leave from the academy, and works as a freelance artist in his own studio at Bleibtreustraße 7 in Berlin-Charlottenburg, which he will keep until 1949.

The document is signed by Ludwig Manzel, the president, and Alexander von Amersdorfer, 
first regular secretary of the Academy of Fine Arts

Document acknowledging the award of the ‘Rom-Preis’ as Master Student.
The document is signed by Ludwig Manzel, studio head of the master class,
and by Max Liebermann, president of the Academy of Fine Arts.

Certificate for the receipt of the ‚Dr. Paul Schultze-Award For Sculpting’,
signed by Alexander von Amersdorfer
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