Georg Philipp Wörlen (1886 1954)


Georg Philipp Wörlen was born in 1886 in Dillingen on the Danube. He visited the School for Arts and Crafts in Nuremberg and studied at the studio of a church painter. Then he worked as a restorer at the studio Altheimer in Regensburg. In 1914 he moved to Marnheim and was a teacher in a middle school. In the First World War he was in Romania and France at the front, during that time his son Hanns Egon Wörlen was born. In the war Wörlen was injured two times and at the end of the war he was imprisoned by the British army. During the war captivity he got to know Franz Bronstert and Fritz Fuhrken, with them he founded the artists group "Der Fels" (the rock).


After his return he moved to Passau and worked as an art teacher. Together with Franz Bronstert, Fritz Fuhrken and Reinhard Hilker he founded the artists association "Der Fels" (the rock), they organized more than 30 exhibitions between 1920 and 1927. In 1923 and 1924 he was also a member of the group 6 and between 1927 and 1938 he was a member of the Hagenbund. In 1947 he joined the Donau-Wald-Gruppe (Danube-forest-group).

Georg Philipp Wörlen died in 1954 in Passau.


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