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RILKE-WESTHOFF, Clara (1878 - 1952), Sculptor, painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
RILKE-WESTHOFF, Clara (1878 - 1952), Sculptor, painter

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German, 20th century, female.

Born 21 November 1878, in Bremen; died after 1952.

Sculptor, painter. Busts.

Worpswede Artists' Colony.

Clara Rilke-Westhoff studied - doubtless shortly prior to 1900 - under Max Klinger in Leipzig. She joined the artist colony at Worpswede as a pupil of the sculptor and painter Fritz Mackensen. The poet Rainer Maria Rilke visited Worpswede and was attracted to Clara Westhoff and

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