Käte Schaller is not known as a printmaker but considered a respected portrait and church interior painter. She has a very interesting biography. Represented not with a print but this fine bouquet, a lucky find with a personal dedication on the back ( 25. Jubileum of Herr Keidel). The painting was framed in the “family business”: Ludwig Schaller Kunsthandlung in Stuttgart. Käte Schaller was personal from of Theodor Heuss , Germany’s first “Bundespräsident” and godfather to her daughter Sybille. Her younger sister Dorkas Härlin was a well known ceramist and potter.
M.C. (Marie Claire ?) Cläre Schmidt-Weissenberg
Painter and printmaker. Known by 4 colour woodblock prints. The signature reads M.C. Schmidt-Weissenberg (Marie Claire ?). She may have been the wife (or possibly his sister) of Dr. Kurt Schmidt (Colmnitz near Dresden 22-04-1866- in or after 1932) who lived/worked in 1932 at the same address.
She obviously travelled to America’s West coast, possibly even emigrated.
Read more in “Das HAUS der Frau”, Volume I.
Dear print lover, passing-by visitor and reader:
While this new gallery-museum site is under construction (being build-up, stocked and arranged) priority must be given to first add all the represented artists in the index with works from the collection and if possible with the examples from the archives.
During construction the site is open to visitors, questions, feedback and suggestions.
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.
Hundreds of new artist biographies, a private publication in 2 Volumes written conveniently in English.
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