Lina Elisabeth Margarete Gerhardt
(Frankfurt a/d Oder 1873 Berlin 1958)
painter and wood/lincut printer
After some detective work new information about Margarethe Gerhardt came to me from friendly contact Thomas in Berlin.
Margarethe was born Jan. 8th 1873 in Frankfurt an der Oder and was trained in Berlin at the Schule der Berliner Künstlerinnen (Berlin Women Art School and Institute esth. in 1869). One of her teachers was influential and important Dora Hitz (1856-1924) friend and colleague of Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) one of Germanies most important artists.
|Dora Hitz: Mädchen im Mohnfeld (Girl in field of poppies)|
|Margarethe (L.E.M.) Gerhardt, oil painting|
Margarethe exhibited at the Grosser Berliner Kunstausstellung (Great Berlin Art Exhibition) with paintings and wood- and linocut prints in 1922, 1926, 1928 and 1933. After her death in 1958 an in memoriam exhibition was held in her honor in Berlin by her former School and Institute.
|Helene Mass, oil painting|
|(from the van der Grinten collection)|