Old factory complex of the Diétrich family in Niederbronn
Only known example by this printmaker, who possibly emigrated to her sister in Canada.
Amélie Anne Von (Amélie De) Diétrich
(Niederbronn 1875 - ? probably in Canada)
Painter and printmaker. Daughter of baron Carl Friedrich De Diétrich (1841-1906) and baroness Anna Friederika Bernhardine von Türcke (1846-1900). Said to have studied (painting) in Austria, before moving to Fairfax Virginia, USA in 1910 to join her eloped and farming sister Adèle (1880-1933) and a few years later to Vancouver, Canada in 1912. There are no mentioning after 1912. Her family could have stayed and settled in Canada, or eventually may have returned to America, England or even France or Germany. Her existence as an artist was discovered februari 2022 finding a (2 blocks) print of an industrial complex signed A. v. Dietrich in a Hamburg antiquarian books and print sellers during a family visit. Before this find her only mentioning as an artist was in the memoirs of her sister, French theologist Suzanne De Diétrich (Von Dietrich).
She was one of 5 sisters, 4 of them had a physical disability (described as under developed limbs (arms and legs) possibly caused by (known) intermarriage and inbreeding in Alsatian noble families.
1. Marie Bernardine (b. 1872) married a related von Türcke cousin and started a family.
2. Anna Margaretha (b. 1874) stayed unmarried
3. Amélie Anna (b. 1875)
4. Adèle (1880-1933) eloped to Fairfax Virgina
5. Suzanne (1891-1981), French theologist and qualified engineer.
More in Das Haus de Frau Vol. 1
Engelke, Lisa (? – after 1930)
Painter and printmaker. Known from one woodblock print surfacing in German eBay jan. 2019. She is mentioned in Leipzig Bugra 1914 but unable to find in the index or address list.
Dresslers Kunsthandbuch 1930, Dresden, Jacobstrasse 1.
Engelke, Gerrit (Hannover 21-10-1890 – 13-10-1918 Cambrai, Fr.)
Painter and poet and warpoet. Son of a Hannover “Weiswarenhändler” who immigrated 1904 to Amerika followed by his wife and daughter in 1910. Studied at Hannover Kuntsgewerbeschule. In 1913 he met Richard Dehmel (1863-1920). He is compared with and considered the German equivalent of British war poet Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) describing the horrors of War. Like Owen he was killed only weeks before the War ended.
Engelke, Martin (Tilsit,Ost-Preussen 22-06-1852 – 27-01-1932 Dresden)
Sculptor. Studied 1873-1878 at Dresden “Kunstakademie” under Johannes Schilling (1828-1910) and Vienna “Akademie der Bildende Künste. Lived and worked in Blasewitz and Loschwitz near Dresden and created several monumental sculptures in and around Dresden.
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