History – Four generations of a Berlin company
From the beginning, the Fine Art Foundry Noack gained an international reputation through its work with renowned artists. Georg Kolbe, Käthe Kollwitz, Bernhard Heiliger, Henry Moore, Rainer Kriester, Anselm Kiefer, Fritz Koenig, Joseph Beuys, Jonathan Meese and many others have availed themselves of our know-how. We have been building on this expertise for more than a century now, further developing it according to the needs of the artistic avant-garde of each era.
For over 100 years Noack was situated at its original location in Berlin’s Friedenau quarter. The monuments of the German Empire and the Weimar Republic were cast there, as well as the first commissions after WWII – memorials for the Soviets. The company became nationally and internationally known through its reconstruction and restoration of historic monuments, such as those to the “Great Elector” in front of Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin and Saint George on the roof of the Kremlin in Moscow.
No foundry has shaped the Berlin cityscape as has Noack. Henry Moore’s “Butterfly” before the House of World Cultures, the Victory Column at Grosser Stern, the memorial plaque to John F. Kennedy at Rathaus Schöneberg, the “Berlinale Bears” of the city’s international film festival… Noack’s craftsmanship has left its imprint throughout Berlin. It is as much a part of the city as Schadow’s Quadriga atop the Brandenburg Gate – which, incidentally, we also reconstructed.