Claus Cito

Gëlle Fra

Luxembourgian sculptor educated at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.

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Gëlle Fra

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The Gëlle Fra monument commemorates the thousands of Luxembourgers that volunteered for service in the armed forces of the Allied Powers during the First World War.

Gëlle Fra

War memorial in Luxembourg City.

War memorial in Luxembourg City.

The Gëlle Fra monument commemorates the thousands of Luxembourgers that volunteered for service in the armed forces of the Allied Powers during the First World War.
The statue of a lady at the top of the monument
Gëlle Fra, viewed from left profile
Warrior seated beside corpse of another, with inscription, at base of "Gëlle Fra" war memorial obelisk supporting Nike (mythology)
"Gëlle Fra" at Expo 2010, Shanghai
Gëlle Fra lowered by crane from the obelisk, March 2010, for removal to Expo 2010, Shanghai
Gëlle Fra removed from the obelisk, for Luxembourg pavilion at the Expo 2010, Shanghai
One of the inscriptions on the side of the memorial

The sculptor of the three bronze figures was Claus Cito, a native Luxembourger.

A publicity still from The Love of Zero, 
 a 1927 avant-garde short film by Robert Florey

Salon de la Sécession

Avant-gardist art exhibition which was held in Luxembourg each year from 1927 to 1930.

Avant-gardist art exhibition which was held in Luxembourg each year from 1927 to 1930.

A publicity still from The Love of Zero, 
 a 1927 avant-garde short film by Robert Florey

It was the main event of the Luxembourg Secession movement which had been founded in 1926 by a number of artists including Claus Cito, Nico Klopp, Joseph Kutter and Auguste Trémont who were unhappy with the academic approach of the Cercle artistique de Luxembourg and its support of Impressionism.

National Resistance Museum, Luxembourg

Located in the centre of Esch-sur-Alzette in the south-east of the country.

Located in the centre of Esch-sur-Alzette in the south-east of the country.

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Works of art include the reliefs by Emile Hulten and Claus Cito outside the museum to sculptures by Lucien Wercollier and René Weyland inside.