Rue Charlotte Engels - Street

Rue Charlotte Engels

Sculptor, medal engraver, painter
Art prize "Grand-duc Adolphe" in 1952
Birth year
Year of death
Places of residence
Luxembourg City ¦ Paris, Issy-les-Moulineaux - France

Who is she?

Born on 21 February 1920 in Luxembourg City, Charlotte Engels spent her childhood and adolescence there. Her brother Pierre, a musician, who was very close to her, died during the Second World War. Charlotte Engels paid tribute to him in a posthumous biography. Retaining her Luxembourg nationality, she lived in Paris from 1945. There she began her studies in sculpture and painting at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts and the École des monuments historiques. A multidisciplinary artist, she is passionate about sculpture, medal engraving and painting. The artist, who is interested in spiritual and philosophical values, refers in her work to concepts such as power, ascent and evolution. Luxembourg has several of his most characteristic works: the monument that adorns the entrance to Findel Airport with the significant title "L'envol" (1977) or "La famille" at the Domaine du Kiem, as well as his medals, most of which were published by the BCEE of Luxembourg and represent famous figures of the 20th century: Charles de Gaulle, Oppenheimer, members of the Grand Ducal family. Let us not forget the busts of Teilhard de Chardin and Grand Duchess Charlotte or the old 35 franc postage stamp (1981). The artist won numerous prizes in France. In Luxembourg, she was awarded the "Grand Duke Adolphe" art prize in 1952.

In 1993, she died in Issy-les-Moulineaux.

● Joseph Paul Schneider: In memoriam Charlotte Engels, in: Die Warte, Luxembourg, 1993, N°33, p. 3.
● Rosemarie Kieffer : Charlotte Engels - Accomplissements, cheminements, dépassements, in : Galerie, Revue culturelle et pédagogique, N°3, 1990, p. 333-342.

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