Karl Hugo Schmölz

Date/place of birth

06. October 1917 WeißenhornGermany

Day/place of death

22. October 1986 LahnsteinGermany

Karl Hugo Schmölz - biography

Karl Hugo Schmölz took over management of his father, Hugo Schmölz’s, studio – the "Fotowerkstätte Hugo Schmölz" in Cologne – in 1938. After the war he documented the decimated city objectively and recorded its renewal and the following years of economic boom in the Rhineland with his plate camera. Several Rhenish architects such as Wilhelm Riphahn commissioned him to document their buildings. Humans never feature in his photographs, allowing architecture to play the star role. Schmölz’s images are characterised by their clearly structured sense of space and subtle play of light. In the late 1950s he founded the "schmölz + huth" photo studio together with his second wife, the fashion photographer Walde Huth.

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ArtistArtworkPrice (incl. premium)
Karl Hugo Schmölz AM RHEIN €4.560
Karl Hugo Schmölz Funkhaus, Polstergestühl im Großen Sendesaal €3.224
Karl Hugo Schmölz Turmstreben, Kölner Dom €2.772
Karl Hugo Schmölz Untitled €2.728
Karl Hugo Schmölz Vereinigte Glanzstoff-Fabriken AG, Wuppertal €2.356
Karl Hugo Schmölz Foyer WDR, Treppe zum Obergeschoss €2.232