Messala, Demetra

MODEL, ARTSELLER (GREECE)
BORN 13 Apr 1902 - DIED 20 Dec 1955
GRAVE LOCATION Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen: Nordfriedhof, Danziger Strasse (Feld 58)

Demetra Messala was the daughter of a Greek diplomat in Paris. She was a model for Aristide Maillol and Pablo Picasso. In Paris she met Arno Breker and in 1933 he made a sculpture of her. After she stopped her modelling career she became an art dealer.

In 1934 she moved with Breker to Germany. She was suspected of being Jewish by the nazis, but she was became succesful as an international art dealer and in 1937 they married. They were intimate with Hitler and visited him at the Kehlsteinhaus in Berchtesgaden.

After the war she and Breker were able to continue their careers. She died in 199 in a car accident.

Family
• Husband: Breker, Arno (1937-1955)

Related persons
• worked as a model for Breker, Arno

Images

The grave of Arno Breker at the Nordfriedhof, Düsseldorf.
Picture by Androom (17 Jul 2015)

 

The grave of Demetra Breker at the Nordfriedhof, Düsseldorf.
Picture by Androom (17 Jul 2015)

 

Sources
Demetra Messala


Meteyard, Eliza

Published: 20 May 2018
Last update: 20 May 2018