Arno Malinowski

Arno Malinowski (1899-1976)


Arno Mailnowski was a Danish sculptor. He was educated as engraver at S. Lindahl’s in 1919.  He studied at the Academy of Arts School of sculptoring in Copenhagen 1919-1922. He went straight on to work for the Royal Copenhagen Porcelaine Factory, where he stayed until 1935. He then took a position as teacher at the School of Applied Arts in Copenhagen in the period from 1934 to 1939, and worked at Georg Jensen both form 1936 to 1944 and from 1949 to 1965.

Arno Malinowski silver brooch, tribute to His Majesty King Christian XArno Mailnowski was a versatile designer, applying various materials, such as as paper, clay, silver, bronze, and porcelain. At Georg Jensen, he created jewelry, hollowware, and flatware. With his eye for the possibilities offered by the various materials he was a true exponent of the Art Deco period. This style draws on amongst other things Japanese and Egyptian styles, and this also seems preeminent in Malinowski’s work.

Prominence and reckognition

When Denmark was occupied by foreign forces in 1940, at the outbreak of WWII, Arno Malinowski designed that which was to become the visible and loved by the people of Denmark  sign of resistance to the occupation, and and symbol og devotion to king and country. It was  the momogram of HM King Christian X on the occation of his birthday September 26th 1940, shortly after the arrival of the invading forces.

Arno Mailnowski was awarded a silver medal at the Paris World Fair in 1925, and he received the Eckersberg medal in 1933.