Partner Florence Henri

Image result for Margarete Schall Florence HenriMargarete Schall (1896–1939) was a German painter and graphic artist of classical modernism. She attended the art schools of Kunowski (Düsseldorf) and Walther-Kurau (Dresden). In 1924 she moved with Florence Henri, her long-term partner, to a studio in Paris. Schall occasionally modeled for Henri’s work as well. From 1927 to 1928, she studied at the Bauhaus in Dessau, where she befriended Hinnerk and Lou Scheper.

Maria Margarete Schall was born in Gelsenkirchen in 1896 as the daughter of the merchant Emil Schall .

In 1913/1914 she attended the private art school of Lothar von Kunowski in Düsseldorf. From 1914 to 1916 she then trained as a drawing teacher at the State Drawing Teacher Courses in Düsseldorf (now the Düsseldorf Art Academy). In 1916/1917 she attended the gymnastics seminar of the women's education association in Frankfurt am Main. From 1917-1920 she was a candidate for the drawing teacher at the Victoria School in Essen, and then from 1920 drawing and gymnastics teacher, from 1925 student counselor. In 1921 she applied to the State Bauhaus in Weimar; the study does not begin. In 1922 she attended the painting school of Johannes Walther-Kurau together with Else Lohmann. In 1924 she was briefly in Paris, where she shared a studio as a painter and occasional model with her friend, the photographer Florence Henri. In 1927/1928 she began studying at the Bauhaus Dessau with Josef Albers, Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee.

Margarete Schall, 1928 Not on View Medium gelatin silver print mounted on paperboard Dimensions sheet (trimmed to image): 16.7 x 11.8 cm (6 9/16 x 4 5/8 in.) support: 18 x 13 cm (7 1/16 x 5 1/8 in.) Credit Line Patrons' Permanent Fund Accession Number 1995.36.88 Artists / Makers Florence Henri (artist) American, 1893 - 1982

From 1919 to 1933 she was involved in the exhibitions of the Junge Rheinland, the Rheingruppe and the Rheinische Sezession and in 1931 she was represented in the Künstlerbund exhibition in Essen.

She traveled to Italy in 1924, Paris in 1928, Southern France, South Tyrol and Corsica in 1930, Spain to 1932-1934 and Denmark, Holland, Austria and Switzerland in 1935.

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