Lothar-Günther Buchheim (6 February 1918 – 22 February 2007) was a German author, painter, and art collector. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats the combined army of Pompeian followers and Numidians under Metellus Scipio Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 1495 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. An author is defined both as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created Painting (pān'tīng in Art, is the practice of applying Color to a Surface (support base such as e He is best known for his novel Das Boot (1973), which became an international bestseller and was adapted in 1981 as an Oscar-nominated film. Das Boot (das boːt German for The Boat) is a 1981 feature film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, adapted from a novel of the same) (
Buchheim was born in Weimar in Thuringia, the second son of artist Charlotte Buchheim. Weimar (ˈvaɪmaʁ is a City in Germany. It is located in the Bundesland of Thuringia (Thüringen north of the Thüringer Wald, The Free State of Thuringia (Freistaat Thüringen is located in central Germany. She was unmarried, and he was raised by his mother and her parents. They lived in Weimar until 1924, then Rochlitz until 1932, and finally Chemnitz. Rochlitz (ˈʁɔxlɪts is a town in the district of Mittelsachsen, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. Chemnitz (1953–1990 Karl-Marx-Stadt ( Sorbian:Kamjenica is a City in Eastern Germany. He began contributing to newspapers in his teens and put on an exhibition of his drawings in 1933, aged just 15.
He travelled to the Baltic Sea with his brother, and canoed along the Danube to the Black Sea. The Baltic Sea is a Brackish inland sea located in Northern Europe, from 53°N to 66°N Latitude and from 20°E to 26°E Longitude. A canoe is a small narrow Boat, typically human-powered though it may also be powered by sails or small electric or gas motors The Danube (In Donau from earlier Danuvius, Celtic *dānu, meaning "to flow run" Slovak and Polish Dunaj The Black Sea is an inland Sea bounded by southeastern Europe, the Caucasus and the Anatolian peninsula ( Turkey He spent time in Italy after taking his Abitur in 1937, where he wrote his first book, Tage und Nächte steigen aus dem Strom. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Abitur (from Latin abire = go away go off is a designation used in Germany and Finland for final exams that young adults take at the end of Eine Donaufahrt. ("Days and nights rise from the river. A travel on the Danube. "), published in 1941. He studied art in Dresden and Munich in 1939, and volunteered to join the Kriegsmarine in 1940. Dresden (etymologically from Old Sorbian Drežďany, meaning people of the riverside forest, Drježdźany is the Capital city of the German Munich (München; Minga is the capital city of Bavaria, Germany. The Kriegsmarine (English "War navy" was the name of the German Navy between 1935 and 1945 during the Nazi regime superseding the
Buchheim was an officer in a propaganda unit of the German Navy in the Second World War, writing as a war correspondent about his experiences on minesweepers, destroyers and submarines. Propaganda is a concerted set of messages aimed at influencing the opinions or behaviors of large numbers of people World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including A war correspondent is a Journalist who covers stories firsthand from a war zone. He also made drawings and took photographs.
As a Leutnant in the autumn of 1941, Buchheim joined Lieutenant-Commander Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock and the crew of U-96 for a single patrol in the Battle of the Atlantic. Second Lieutenant is the lowest commissioned officer Military rank in many Armed forces. Commander Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock ( December 11 1911 &ndash April 18 1986) was a German naval officer and a The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous Military campaign of World War II, (though some say it was a series of naval Military campaigns His orders were to photograph and describe the U-boat in action. U-boat is the anglicized version of the German word, itself an abbreviation of Unterseeboot ( undersea boat) and refers From his experiences, he wrote a short story, Die Eichenlaubfahrt (The Oak-Leaves Patrol) - Lehmann-Willenbrock had been awarded the Knight's Cross with oak leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross ( German language: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes, often simply Ritterkreuz) was a grade of the Iron Cross He ended the war as an Oberleutnant. Oberleutnant is a junior officer rank in the militaries of Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
After the war, Buchheim worked as an artist, art collector, gallery owner, art auctioneer and art publisher. Through the 1950s and 1960s, he established an art publishing house, and he wrote books on Georges Braque, Max Beckmann, Otto Mueller and Pablo Picasso. Georges Braque ( May 13, 1882 &ndash August 31, 1963) was a major 20th century French painter and sculptor Max Beckmann ( February 12 1884 – December 28 1950) was a German painter, draftsman, Printmaker, Otto Mueller ( October 16, 1874 &ndash September 24, 1930) was a German painter and Printmaker of the Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso (October 25 1881 &ndash April 8 1973 He collected works by French and German Expressionist artists, from groups including Die Brücke and Der Blaue Reiter, such as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Pechstein, Emil Nolde, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Franz Marc, Gabriele Münter, Alexej von Jawlensky, and Max Beckmann. Expressionism is the tendency of an artist to distort reality for an Emotional effect it is a subjective art form Der Blaue Reiter ( The Blue Rider) was a group of artists from the Neue Künstlervereinigung München in Munich, Germany. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner ( May 6, 1880 &ndash June 15, 1938) was a German expressionist painter and Printmaker Max Hermann Pechstein ( December 31, 1881 &ndash June 29, 1955) was a German Expressionist painter and Emil Nolde (7 August 1867 – 13 April 1956 was a German painter and Printmaker. Wassily Kandinsky (Russian Василий Кандинский first name pronounced as) ( – 13 December 1944 was a Russian painter, Printmaker Franz Marc ( February 8, 1880 &ndash March 4, 1916) was one of the principal painters and printmakers of the German Gabriele Münter (1877–1962 was a German Expressionist painter who was at the forefront of the Munich Avant-garde in the early 20th century Alexej Georgewitsch von Jawlensky (?13 March 1864 &ndash 15 March 1941 was a Russian Expressionist painter active in Germany. Max Beckmann ( February 12 1884 – December 28 1950) was a German painter, draftsman, Printmaker, These works had been derided as "degenerate" during the Nazi period, and he was able to buy them cheaply after the War.
Buchheim is best known from the 1973 novel based on his wartime experiences, Das Boot ("The Boat"). Das Boot (das boːt German for The Boat) is a 1981 feature film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, adapted from a novel of the same Das Boot was a fictionalised autobiographical account, narrated by a "Leutnant Werner". It is said to be the best-selling German account of the Second World War, and was quickly translated into an English edition. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including
His novel was followed by a non-fiction work, U-Boot-Krieg (U-Boat War) in 1976, which became the first part of a trilogy, together with U-Boot-Fahrer (U-Boat Sailors), and Zu Tode Gesiegt (Victoried to Death), both published in 1998. The trilogy includes over 5,000 photographs taken during World War II. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including He is also the author of the novels Die Festung (1995) (The Fortress), based on travels home across France in 1944, and Der Abschied (2000) (The Parting), about the nuclear-powered cargo vessel NS Otto Hahn. The following are Ships that are or were in commercial or civilian use and have Nuclear marine propulsion. Otto Hahn is one of only four nuclear-powered cargo vessels ever built.
Das Boot was turned into a film in 1981, featuring Jürgen Prochnow as the captain and the debut of Herbert Grönemeyer as "Leutnant Werner". Jürgen Prochnow ( 'jʏɐgən 'pʀɔxnoː born June 10, 1941) is a German Actor. Herbert Arthur Wiglev Clamor Grönemeyer (born April 12, 1956) is a German Musician and Actor popular in Germany, Director Wolfgang Petersen and Buchheim fell out after the author was not allowed to write the script. (Buchheim was always noted for his short temper - he was later nicknamed the "Starnberg volcano". ) The film was the most expensive German film ever made. It was nominated for six Oscars. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film.
In later life, Bucheim sought a location to house his art collection, including curiosities ranging from nutcrackers and Thai shadow puppets to mannequins and carousel animals in addition to his important collection of German Expressionist paintings and graphics. A nutcracker is a Mechanical device for cracking nuts. It works on the Principle of moments as described in Archimedes ' analysis The Kingdom of Thailand (ˈtaɪlænd ราชอาณาจักรไทย, râːtɕʰa-ʔaːnaːtɕɑ̀k-tʰɑj Shadow play (Chinese 皮影戏 pi ying xi or shadow puppetry is an ancient form of Storytelling and Entertainment using opaque often articulated figures Mannequin (alternately manikin, mannikin, manakin, dummy or lay figure) A carousel ( carrousel in French) is an Amusement ride consisting of a rotating platform with seats for passengers Expressionism is the tendency of an artist to distort reality for an Emotional effect it is a subjective art form A building was constructed in Duisburg, but he considered it unfit, and he turned down offers from Weimar, Munich and Berlin. Duisburg (ˈdyːsbʊɐ̯k is a German city in the western part of the Ruhr Area ( Ruhrgebiet) in North Rhine-Westphalia. Weimar (ˈvaɪmaʁ is a City in Germany. It is located in the Bundesland of Thuringia (Thüringen north of the Thüringer Wald, Munich (München; Minga is the capital city of Bavaria, Germany. Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany. He was refused permission to house his collection in his home in Feldafing in Bavaria. Feldafing is a municipality in Starnberg district, Bavaria, Germany, and is located on the west shore of Lake Starnberg, located Bavaria ( German:, with an area of 70553 Km² (27241 square miles and almost 12
The Buchheim Museum of Imagination opened in Bernried on the shore of Lake Starnberg in 2001, funded by the government of Bavaria. For the town in the district of Weilheim-Schongau, see Bernried am Starnberger See. Lake Starnberg ( Starnberger See) in southern Bavaria is Germany 's fourth largest lake and a popular recreation area for the nearby city of Munich Bavaria ( German:, with an area of 70553 Km² (27241 square miles and almost 12 The entire collection has been estimated to be worth up to $300 million. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been
He later wore a patch after an eye operation, and became known as "the pirate". He died of heart failure in Starnberg in Bavaria. Heart failure is a Cardiac condition that occurs when a problem with the structure or function of the Heart impairs its ability to supply Starnberg is a town in Bavaria, Germany, located south west of the city of Munich and situated on Lake Starnberg, in the heart of the "Five Bavaria ( German:, with an area of 70553 Km² (27241 square miles and almost 12 He was survived by his wife, Diethild, and a son and a daughter.