This is a drawing of the statue of Konrad Adenauer by German portrait artist Helga Tiemann.
I made it over four sittings while waiting for folks to come to drawing meetups- everything’s on pandemic time and running late here, don’t know about anywhere else!
Helga Tiemann was 87 when the statue was created and placed at Adenauerplatz, and it was inaugurated by Merkel! It’s a terrific sculpture and a popular feature of our neighborhood; he gets funny hats at New Year’s.
I‘m sure he was a problematic guy but it’s cool to know that Germany‘s preeminent portraitist for the great and famous was a woman, for over 50 years!
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