Finzelberg, Lilli

SCULPTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 5 Nov 1872, Andernach - DIED 14 Dec 1939, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Städtischer Friedhof Wilmersdorf, Berliner Straße 81-103 (WG 2)

Second daughter of the chemist Hermann Finzelberg. From the age of nine until the age of fifteen she lived with her uncle, the painter Hermann Wislicenus, in Düsseldorf. She studied sculpture in Charlottenburg, Berlin with Otto Geyer and Adolf Jahn. Through her father she became acquainted with Bismarck and he sat for her for a bust of him. She gave him another work as a present and this was so much to his liking that he put it on display in Friedrichsruh.

In 1896 she married her nephew Hans Wislicenus and they had a son, Hans Hermann, who like his father became a painter under the name of Jean Visly. Lilli and her husband both died within 24 hours in 1939 in Berlin. The sculpture on their grave was made by herself in 1910.

Family
• Husband: Wislicenus, Hans

Sources
Wikipedia (German)
• Steckner, Cornelius, Museum Friedhof, Bedeutende Grabmäler in Berlin, Stapp Verlag, Berlin, 1984

Images

The grave of Hans Wislicenus and Lilli Finzelberg at the Städtischer Friedhof Wilmersdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (26 Jan 2008)

 

The grave of Hans Wislicenus and Lilli Finzelberg at the Städtischer Friedhof Wilmersdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (26 Jan 2008)

 


Fischer, Annie

Published: 6 Jan 2013
Last update: 6 Jan 2013