(kus) The gallery of Frankfurt city leaders in the Römer Town Hall has grown: On Monday, 27 February, the portrait of the former Lord Mayor Wolfram Brück, who died last year, was unveiled in the foyer in front of the Magistrate meeting room. Brück had guided the city's fortunes from 1986 to 1989, after having been a department head of the magistrate for almost a decade.
In the presence of the wife of the deceased and other family members, Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann presented the portrait, which was designed by the Cologne painter Toni May (1914 - 2004). Usually the pictures for this gallery are made during the lifetime of the heads of town, but are only attached there after their death.
The picture accurately reflects the personality of Brück, Lord Mayor Feldmann is sure. “Sober, clear lines, friendly, but determined and self-confident, he looks at us in this picture, the posture like a short pause, a sideways glance towards the observer, but actually already on his way to the next task, as if he wanted to say something before going on“, the Lord Mayor described his impression when looking at the painting.
For the family of the former head of town his brother, Prof. Dr. Gernot Brück, thanked for the ceremony. One had been particularly pleased about the very obvious date choice, because 27 February was not only Wolfram Brück's date of birth, the former mayor would have turned eighty this year as well.