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Name  Fritz Schulz
Died  1962, Hamburg, Germany
Fritz W. Schulz

Friedrich Wilhelm Schulz, alias Fritz W. Schulz, (2 April 1884, Berlin - died 12 June 1962, Hamburg) was a German marine artist and illustrator of the 20th century.



In 1907, at age 23, Friedrich Wilhelm Schulz, entered the 'Berlin academy for the arts', Charlottenburg. His teachers were Max Schafer, M. L. Korte, Hanke, Paul Friedrich Meyerheim and Carl Saltzmann. He also studied in Paris with Theophile Steinlen.

World War I

In 1909, Schulz was appointed Second Lieutenant in the German Army reserve and was stationed with the 24th Infantry Regiment, in Neuruppin. Sent directly to hostilities in 1914, Schulz was wounded and spent the remainder of World War I in the air services as an airman, hangar officer and Captain.


In 1914, Schulz married Martha Elise Maria Kuhn (24 February 1888, Neuruppin - 10 December 1966, Hamburg). They had two daughters; Ilse Agnes Piper, nee Schulz (15 August 1915 - 13 September 2006, Hamburg) and Kathe Luise Schulze-Wenck, nee Schulz (16 December 1916 - 30 September 2010, Itzstedt).

The Berlin studios

Schulz lived in Berlin and had several studios there; at Holsteiner Ufer, in the Wilsnackerstrasse and lastly in the Kantstrasse. He painted under his pseudonym, "Fritz W. Schulz" and marked his paintings with his initials 'F.S.W'. At the height of his career, Schulz rarely took part in art exhibitions and refused to join the NSDAP.

World War II

In 1945, in the Second World War, when Berlin was bombed, Schulz and his family moved to Neuruppin and from there to Apenrade, Denmark. From 6 June 1945 till 24 October 1948, Schulz and his family lived in the refugee camp at Oxbol, Denmark, where Schulz devoted his time to the promotion of the arts and to cultural education. During this time he drew maps for school lessons and worked as a teacher in the camp. In 1948, the family was admitted to the French zone of Germany and lived in an apartment in Aldingen. On 7 March 1949, Schulz was relieved from the jurisdiction III, Az. 16/KW/2091.

Post war career

Schulz moved to Stuttgart, Germany in 1951 and in 1955 to Hamburg where he joined the Sezession. His works can be found in the 'Museum of Marine Science' in Berlin.


  • 1925 – with the German fleet on the liner Elsass to Norway
  • 1931 – to Galveston, Texas
  • Estate

    Schulz's estate is managed by his three grandsons, Joachim, Hellmut and Jurgen Schulze-Wenck.

    Selected Works

  • SMS-Emden at the Museum of Oceanography, Berlin.
  • Niobe at the Museum of Oceanography, Berlin.
  • 1933: "Franz Klasen" for the Deutsch-Amerikanische Petroleum Gesellschaft (DAPG) in Berlin.
  • 1933: "C.A. Mowinckel" for DAPG, Paris.
  • 1933: "Andromeda" for director Herzer, DAPG, Berlin.
  • 1933: "Andromeda" - drawing for DAPG, Hamburg.
  • 1942: "Herren des Atlantik" exhibited and awarded in "Das Meer".
  • Gallery


    Fritz W. Schulz Wikipedia

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