"Victory or defeat lay in the hand of the Lord but you alone are the Lord and the King of your own honour" This sentence is carved on a piece of wood representing the knight, the death and the devil, which was inspired by a similar well-known design of Albrecht Dürer.
This sculptor was named Georg Sluyterman v. Langeweyde and this webpage tells us his story.
The portofolio of prints, the box of 47 postal cards and the poster are commercialized by:
Associazione Culturale Thule Italia - Via Tancredi Cartella, 52 - 00159 ROMA (Italia)
The CD "Der grosse Stromerhannes - 16 Vagabundenlieder von Georg Sluyterman von Langeweyde", with 16 songs written and tuned by Georg, has been republished recently in the series "Der Bundschuh", selection nr. 7, at: Bundschuh Tontraeger Postfach 25, D 14552 Michendorf
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E-mail webmaster: Harm Wulf

Born on 13 ApriI 1903 at Essen, ninth son of artiIIery officer and construction engineer Bernhard SIuyterman v. Langeweyde. His mother's famiIy comes from Lower Saxony, his father's from the Netherlands. The originaI spelling of his name was Sluyterman Van Langeweyde (the particle « Van ), Germanized to « von », is most often written by him in the abbreviated form of : « v » ) .After the early death of his father (1908), spends a very poor youth in a working district in Essen. Takes part in the activities of the Wandervogeland learns to play the guitar. Works for a time as a miller in Pomerania and in a publicity firm. In 1920, enrolls at the Essen Arts-and-Crafts School, where he attends the courses of Wilhelm Poetter (graphic art and decoratiye painting) and Hermann Kätelhön (wood-engraving). Completes his training at the Dusseldorf Academy, where he is the pupil of Fritz Mackensen and Spatz, then the Meisterschüler of Julius Paul Junghanns. Settles as graphic artist at Düsseldorf. Marries in 1926. Joins the NSDAP on 1 May 1928, which immediately results in his losing several commissions
Also becomes a member of the SA. An enthusiastic member of the national-socialist movement at the same time as his elder brother, Wolf Sluyterman v. Langeweyde, who is then unemploxyed. Does posters, vignettes, caricatures. Draws the heading of the weekly newspaper of the Dusseldorf Gau of the NSDAP, Die Neue Front, and contributes regularly to it, becomes known mainly for his engravings on wood and lino, which deal with rustic Iife in Lower Saxony and the landscapes of the Luneburg Heath. Working in the style of the old masters, praises the world of work and illustrates numerous historical subjects. Incorporates into his engravings quotations, proverbs, and phrases from Volkslieder. In 1935, the Folkwang Museum in Essen buys severaI of his works. He then does three major series of engravings (Des Deutschen Volkes Lied 1935, Es mahnen die Vater 1936, Deutsches Lied 1938) which make him very popular and are often reproduced in the press (Der Schulungsbrief, Junges Volk, etc.). AIso does some politicaI engravings, as well as a portrait of Hitler, and contributes to selections of the series Ewiges Deutschland. Executes severaI murals for hostels of the Hitler Youth and of the SA. Exhibits one litho at the GDK in 1939. Settles in 1940 at Bendestorf; near Hamburg. The following year, volunteers for the Eastern Front. Some of his works are destroyed at the end of the war. Is captured by the British, then interned for more than a year. After the war, attempts to continue his career in difficult circumstances. To earn his Iiving he does mainly publicity and commerciaI drawings. Remarries in 1946. Turns towards painting in the fifties. Also writes poems, ballads, and songs in the spirit of the songs of Hermann Lons, which he sings himself while accompanying himself on the guitar (brings out a record in 1970). Receives in 1970 the Ring of Honour in gold of the Deutsches Kulturwerk Europaischen Geistes. His engravings are published again and distributed mainly from 1975 on by the Uwe Berg publishing house. Dies on 5 January 1978 in his house at Bendestorf ("Haus Malershöh").He is buried at the Heidefriedhof in Bendestor (The Landkreis of Harburg awards him posthumously its Culture Prize. Is also made an honorary citizen of Bendestor. His wife Eva-Maria dies shortly after him.