Rachel Bodlaender is not known as a graphic artist or printmaker, nor is she mentioned in any of the artists lexicons. Known from 4 postcard editions after paintings and by 4 auction records of interior still life paintings. (In Jan. 2021 an example of an oval oil painting showing a bouquet of red poppies in a green vase from, signed R. Bodlaender, Berlin, from a private collection, was shared, in a social media Forum).
It was decided Rachel Bodlaender should be represented in this display after finding a postcard searching for flower lithographic prints created by Bertha Welte. Her work was also published as postcards and is known as a lithographic printmaker.
Rachel (Rahel) Bodlaender
(Ortelsburg (Olesno) in East Prussia 25-05-1863 – murdered 17-09-1942 Theresienstadt)
Painter of flower still lifes. Not known as graphic artist. Daughter of Wolf Bodlaender and Berta N.N.
Her father is probably mentioned in 1863 as the teacher (“Lehrer”) Bodlaender who is permitted to found a Jewish elementary school in Ortelsburg (Szczytno) in 1863 for the limited duration of 3 years. Her sister Grete Bodlaender was born in Ortelsburg a year later. But another sister, Lina (Eveline) Bodlaender, was born in Dirschau (Tczew) in 1869 near Gdansk in Pommern, 100 km Westwards: an indication Wolf Bodlaender and his family left Ortelsburg and moved to Dirschau.
In the official death certificate of her younger sister Grete the names of her parents are mentioned. On their deportation the 3 sisters live in Berlin at Siegmunds Hof 6 in the Tiergarten district. The house is registered on the name of Lina “Lehrerin” in the years before. Rahel and Grete would have been forced from their homes by the Nazi laws. Thanks to the meticulous Nazi book keepers we know they were deported together, with “Transport 1/60” departing Sept. 7th 1942 from Berlin and perished in Theresienstadt shortly after arriving.
In all together 123 “Alter-transporte” 15,122 Berlin Jews were transported from June 1942 by train to what was described euphemistically as “Modellstadt Theresienstadt” halfway between Dresden and Prague and suggesting a relocation to a modern new developed city or suburb with all comfort and care. The truth was they were left to perish in barracks and those that did not were transported further to the extermination camps.
The root of their Bodlaender ancestors lies probably in the region around the village of Rosenburg in the region called Upper Silesia (now Western Poland) and its glass industry attracting many (Jewish) Polish settlers in the late 18th century starting new Jewish communities and centres. Most Bodlaender family members can be genealogically traced back to less then a handful of branches (Moses, Samuel and Salomon Bodlaender) in this region (known as Bodland) indicative to a possible common ancestor among the Jews who settled here from more eastern parts of Prussia (Masuria). A century later most Jews left for Germany's fast growing big cities like Berlin.
Bogacica(German:Bodland) is a villagein the administrative district of Gmina Kluczbork, within Kluczbork County, Opole Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It lies approximately 6 kilometres west of Kluczborkand 37km north-east of the regional capitalOpole.
Bogacka Szklarnia (German: BodländerGlashütte). In the region several of these glass manufacturing industries started in the late 18th century.
Kluczbork (German: Kreuzburg O.S.).
Rosenberg O.S. (Polish: Olesno).
She is not mentioned in any of the artists lexicons. Known from 4 postcard editions after paintings and by 4 auction records of interior still life paintings. (In Jan. 2021 an example of an oval oil painting showing a bouquet of red poppies in a green vase from, signed R. Bodlaender, Berlin, from a private collection, was shared, in a social media Forum).
Dresslers Adress book 1921 & 1930: Berlin, Straßburgerstrasse 9. “Blumenmalerin” (1931). Member RvbK.
Freiin Mathilde Auguste Amelie von Bodenhausen
(28-05-1870 “Gut Reckershausen” ins Göttingen - 24-01-1946 Munich)
Painter and graphic artist. Daughter of Freiherr Arthur von Bodenhausen (1827-1912), who owned the “Reckershausen” estate in Göttingen and nearby “Gut Arnstein” in Neu Eichenfeld near Kassel, and Auguste von Lossberg (1837-1912). She had 4 older brothers, Arthur (1859), Erich (1860), Thilo (1861) and Gustav (1865) and one sister Cecilie (1863).
Received first painting lessons at Munich “Künstlerinnenverein” from Angelo Jank (1868-1940), Max Feldbauer (1869-1948) and Theodor Hummel (1864-1939).
Went to Paris to study under Impressionist painter Henry Jean Guillaume Martin (1860-1943). After travels to Italy settled in Munich and became a member of Munich “Künstlerinnenverein” exhibiting several times in the “Glaspalast” her portraits, landscapes and flower paintings. Also known to have created wood- or linoleum block prints.
Dresslers KHB 1930: Munich, Jacob-Klarstrasse 8. Member RvbK
See for more information and ancestry: Das HAUS der Frau: Vol. I
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