1927 in Göttingen – 2019 in Wolfenbüttel
Emil Cimiotti grew up in Göttingen in a working-class family and had to do his military service as a very young man. After returning from British captivity during the war, he began creating sculptures and drawings. From 1946 to 1949, he studied to become a stonemason and also took drawing lessons at the School of Education in Göttingen. Then he studied at the Kunstakademie in Stuttgart under Otto Baum and Karl Hils until 1951. However, his works were not appreciated by them. It was not until he met Willi Baumeister, who was also a teacher there, that he finally found a mentor and patron. Later, he continued his studies at the Fine Arts Academy in Berlin under Karl Hartung for two months. Thanks to a scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, he spent a semester in Paris with the sculptor Ossip Zadkine.