At an early age, Karl demonstrated an aptitude for drawing and writing. He completed a teachers training course at the teacher training college in Küsnacht in 1906. There he met Eduard Gubler, who went on to achieve fame as an artist. From 1910 to 1914 Karl worked as a primary school teacher in Lipperschwändi, Bauma before moving to Zurich in 1914.
When war broke out in 1914, Karl was called up to military service and served in the Swiss Army at the Swiss border. His initial patriotic enthusiasm later gave way to deep sympathy for the suffering of those involved in the conflict. After suffering a nervous breakdown and spending a long time in hospital, he was discharged from military service in 1917. Karl died in Zurich on 21st March 1919 of the Spanish flu.
Photo: Karl Stamm, 2nd from left, on a trip organised during his time at the teacher training college in Küsnacht. To his left is Karl’s friend Eduard Gubler – photographer unknown.
Portrait of Karl Stamm by Eduard Gubler.
“Schlachtfeld” (Tr. Battlefield) by Karl Stamm
Schollenmürbe schläfert ein das Eisen
Blute filzen Sickerflecke
Saugen brünstet um Zerfallen.
"Der Sturm" (Tr. The Storm) was a German art and literary magazine published between 1910 and 1932
Works by Stamm:
Der Aufbruch des Herzens by Karl Stamm( Book )
12 editions published between 1919 and 1925 in German and English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dichtungen by Karl Stamm( Book )
6 editions published in 1920 in German and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aus dem Tornister by Karl Stamm( Book )
6 editions published in 1915 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dichtungen : Gesamtausgabe by Karl Stamm( Book )
5 editions published in 1920 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das hohelied : lyrische Dichtung by Karl Stamm( Book )
4 editions published between 1913 and 1918 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Kinder im Schlaraffenland by Hans Witzig( Book )
14 editions published between 1917 and 1960 in German and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Briefe by Karl Stamm( Book )
5 editions published in 1931 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lieder nach Gedichten von Karl Stamm, für eine Singstimme mit Klavierbegleitung by Walter Schulthess( )
3 editions published in 1967 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Briefe von Karl Stamm by Karl Stamm( Book )
2 editions published in 1931 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Karl Stamm by Karl Stamm( Book )
3 editions published between 1940 and 1942 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide