Friday, 17 July 2015

Ida Schilling-Hacke, who was she ?

Ida Schilling-Hacke
(born 1875 in Aurich - after 1942)
Forgotten German painter, 
living in Torgau near Leipzig. 


This posting (and the next two) was composed after stumbling over this water colored quick pencil sketch, probably created in a minute. I sincerely hope it will eventually lead to reactions by readers.


A quick investigations revealing only a handful of paintings by Ida Schilling-Hacke showing a skilled artist with a fine pallet.  

"Herrgottswinkel" (Lord Jesus corner) in a farmers cottage,
a traditional catholic domestic place of worship. The wonderful traditional blue-ish greens of Ida's painting reminded me of this fine German color woodblock print on wove paper (below). 



 Church interior 

Ida Schilling-Hacke is not mentioned in the great Artists Lexicons Benezit, Thieme-Becker or Vollmer but she has a reference in Dressler Kunsthandbuch mentioning 32.000 living in the 1920's artists, art historians, editors, researchers etc. Last edition: 1930. 


According to Dressler she'd studied in Munich, was a member of the "Reichsverband Bildende Künstler Deutschlands" and the "Künstlerinnenverein München". She was active around in 1930 in Torgau an der Elbe. Which is near Leipzig (see below *)  



Ida Schilling- Hacke took part in the 1940-1942 "Münchner Kunstausstellung" in the Maximilianeum in Munich and also in the "Grosse Münchner Kunstausstellung in the Neue Pinakothek (thank you Maximilian Baron von Koskull in Heubach)
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Some genealogical data concerning regionally mentioned Hacke family members. 

From 1868-1886 a "Fritz" (Georg Friedrich Konrad) Hacke (b. 1842 Bentheim - 1922) lived and probably started his career as a solicitor and notary in Aurich (Ost-Friesland). He is a "possible" candidate as Ida's father: right place right time. 
From 1890-1893 Fritz Hacke was a German "Reichstag Mittglied" (member of Parliament) and he later moved to Leipzig (*). Which is "convenient" for a possible family tie considering Ida's later mentioned residence of Torgau.  

In 1820 a Friedrich Konrad Hacke was mayor of Bentheim, an editor and book printer. Maybe Fritz (grand)father ?
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All help (art-historical, genealogical etc..) that may illuminate the life and career of Ida Hacke (Schilling-Hacke) would be very much appreciated. 

Next: 
Bertha Schilling (1870-1953), Berlin trained painter in the Fischerhude artist colony.
N.N. Schilling, 2 lovely color woodblocks by an unknown printmaker. 


All pictures borrowed freely from the Internet fior friendly, educational and non commercial use only. 
       

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