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Dülberg-Arnheim, Hedwig (Hedy, Hedi) (Hamburg 7-01-1894 - 1944 murdered in Auschwitz)
Probably painter, arts & crafts, needle-work artist, printmaker and illustrator. Also known as Hedy (Hedi) Arnheim. Oldest daughter (of four children) of physician Dr. Felix Arnheim (Berlin 1864-1941 Brussels) and Lisbeth Samuel (d. 01-01-1929 of pneumonia).
Her siblings: Hans Arnheim (b. 1895), Eva Karoline Frederike Arnheim (b. 24-03-1902) and Ruth Anna Frieda Arnheim (b. 16-04-1912).
Attended the “Kunstgewerbeschule” (needle-work art) in Hamburg studying under teacher and Jugendstil designer Friedrich Adler (1878- murdered in Auschwitz 1942), and at the age of 18 went to stay and study in London. She married her teacher at the Hamburg “Kunstgewerbeschule” Ewald (Emil Franz Konstatin) Dülberg (1888-1933). Their daughter Esther Maria was born in 1918. They both taught at the Odenwaldschule near Darmstadt where she was a member of the “Darmstadt Sezession” in 1920. The couple divorced in 1921.
A portrait photograph by pioneering Hamburg photographer Rudolph Dührkoop (1848-1918) taken in the first months of 1918 (when she was just 22 years old) shows she was a stunningly beautiful woman.
A bronze statue “Porträtbüste” created by sculptor Bernard Hoetger (1874-1949) is kept in the collections of the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg.
Read more about the artists, their lives, families and careers in the new and extensive Artist Lexicon: “DAS HAUS DER FRAU, the short biographies” accompanying this exhibition.
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