Centuries of Schmolzes

Karl Hugo Schmölz

After previous photographers apprenticeship with his father Hugo Schmölz in Cologne he led after his death in 1938, continued the photo workshop. In 1956 he married the photographer Walde Huth and founded the studio with this “schmölz + huth”.

Through intensive collaboration with his father, the commissioned work could be continued without interruption after 1938. After military service Karl Hugo Schmölz documented the destruction in Cologne with his large-format camera in strictly objective point of view (cf.. Refer to the emotional point of view of almost the same time resulting photographs of Hermann Claasen ). In collaboration with the great architect of the Rhineland his time (including Adolf Abel ,Bruno Paul , Dominic Böhm , Gottfried Böhm , Wilhelm Riphahn , Rudolf Schwarz , Hans Schilling , Joachim Schürmann ) so he created an impressive documentation of the reconstruction of Cologne. In addition Schmölz edited advertising orders and in particular in the field of furniture industry (including Interlübke ). After his marriage, the studio also received orders from the fashion industry.

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Centuries of Schmolzes

Hugo Schmölz

After a photography course in Kempten and various intermediate stations including Zurich , Munich , Berlin , Mannheim in 1911, he opened a portrait studio with Eugen Bayer  in Köln-Nippes. He focused on architectural photography , especially for-profit corporation for housing in Cologne .

In 1903 he married Juliane Rödle and had two daughters and a son Karl Hugo Schmölz. Hugo Schmölz was known that he was able to create extremely difficult to realize architectural photography.

“[…] The inside of a power plant on Lake Constance was incorporated, namely the turbine hall including machines in front of a glass wall – a backlight situation that is feared to this day by architectural photographer. Hugo Schmölz solved the problem in that it completely covered the glass front with black paper, several hours exposed to the rest of daylight in the room, and finally removed the paper for a very short exposure time. The recording … on the negative format 30 x 40 cm – must have had some success, […] “
– Karl Hugo Schmölz and Rolf Sachsse in “Hugo Schmölz – Photographed Architecture 1924-1937”

Clients have included the following architects: Dominic Böhm , Hans Heinz Lüttgen , Joseph Op conditions Oorth , Edmund Bolton , Martin Kiessling , Jacob Koerfer , the architect community Karl wax & Henry Ross cotta , Dicker Hoff, (market hall Bonntor), Fritz August Breuhaus de Groot and Wilhelm Riphahn . He was commissioned by the GAG Immobilien many of their newly built settlements in the Cologne area. Furthermore promotional recordings, among which the following companies: Worringer, Bauer and Schaurte , Gerling , Soennecken , Stüssgen , Norton, glass works.



Centuries of Schmolzes

Carl Herman Schmolze

Birth: 1823Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Death: 1859 Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA Poet, Artist. He came from Zweibruecken, Rhineland-Palatinate. The son of a notary, he pursued artistic training. He spent three years studying in Metz, France. From 1841 on, he studied in Munich. He was active in the Revolution of 1848, and was jailed in Munich for his strong criticisms of Ludwig of Bavaria, and condemned to death. He escaped. Schmolze fled to Philadelphia and had a career as painter and book illustrator. His works were exhibited at, and collected by, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He was commissioned to paint the ceiling of the Philadelphia Academy of Music. He died at 36 of tuberculosis and lead poisoning. Burial: Woodlands Cemetery Philadelphia Pennsylvania Plot: Section F, Lot 148