Shaw, Elisabeth

AUTHOR, GRAPHICAL ARTIST (IRELAND)
BORN 5 May 1920, Belfast - DIED 27 Jun 1992, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Irish Sea

Elisabeth Shaw was born in Belfast and raised in England. She studied at the Chelsea School of Art in London (1938-1940). She worked as a graphical artist in London before she married René Graetz in 1944.

In 1946 they moved to the DDR, where she worked as an illustrator for magazines and books. She also wrote her own children's books. In 1959 she portrayed 43 members of the Academy of Arts. She received the Art Prize of the DDR and several other prizes.

In 1992 she was buried at the Irish Sea. There's a memorial stone for her next to the grave of René Graetz in Berlin.

Family
• Husband: Graetz, René (1944-)

Sources
Elizabeth Shaw – Wikipedia

Images

Memorial for Elisabeth Shaw near the grave of René Graetz at the Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (26 Mar 2007)

 


Shelley, Mary

Published: 10 Jun 2007
Last update: 10 Jun 2007