Mucchi-Wiegmann, Jenny

SCULPTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 1 Dec 1895, Berlin - DIED 2 Jul 1969, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Städtischer Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde, Gudrunstrasse, Lichtenberg (8. Urnenabteilung)

Jenny Mucchi was known as Genni. She grew up in Spandau in Berlin and she started her art studies after the First World War at the Levin-Funke-Schule in Berlin, where August Kraus and Lovis Corinth were her teachers. At that time there were still few female sculptors.

In 1922 she married the sculptor Berthold Müller-Oerlinghausen. They divorced in 1931 and in 1933 the Italian painter Gabriele Mucchi became her second husband. In 1934 they settled in Milan. In 1937 she received a golden medal at the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne in Paris.

During the Second World War she was active in the resistance in Italy. From 1950 onwards she belonged to the Italian Realists but her work was never popular in the DDR, where she lived with her husband part of the time. She died after a severe illness in 1969. Her husband lived until 2002. After his death he was buried beside her in Berlin.

Family
• Husband: Mucchi, Gabriele (1933-1969)

Related persons
• was pupil to Corinth, Lovis
• made a sculpture of Dessau, Paul
• was pupil to Kraus, August
• made a sculpture of Zweig, Arnold

Sources
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenny_Mucchi-Wiegmann
• Hammer, Klaus, Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag, Berlin, 1994

Images

The grave of Jenni Mucchi-Wiegmann and Gabriele Mucchi at the Städtischer Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (14 Nov 2004)

 


Muchison, Charlotte

Published: 13 Jun 2011
Last update: 5 Aug 2017