Fritz Geerken

Born on October 1, 1912 in Bremen-Blockland. Married to Thea, née Schulze, 4 children. on December 29, 1991 in Lilienthal. Lives in Bremen-Borgfeld, Erbrichterweg

Fritz Geerken studied teaching and art in Hamburg from 1933-36. In 1936 he started as a teacher at the Lehesterdeich school and then worked in Frankenburg. After military service and imprisonment, he became a teacher in Borgfeld in 1947 and taught here until his retirement in 1972. He began painting as a young man. In addition to teaching, painting was his second focus. He primarily chose landscapes in northwest Germany as his motifs, but he also brought many pictures with him from numerous study trips to northern and southern Europe. In addition to working with pastels, watercolors and oil colors, he particularly worked on etchings. He liked to experiment. Numerous exhibitions contributed to his being known and recognized outside of Bremen.