Voigt, Elisabeth

BORN 5 Aug 1893, Leipzig, Sachsen - DIED 8 Nov 1977, Leipzig, Sachsen
BIRTH NAME Voigt, Maria Agnes Elisabeth
GRAVE LOCATION Leipzig, Sachsen: Südfriedhof (II)

Elisabeth Voigt was the daughter of the chemist and manufacturer Karl Hermann Voigt (1858-1929). She was educated in Leipzig and Philadelphia before she studied graphical arts in Leipzig from 1911 to 1917. From 1919 to 1927 she studied in Berlin and afterwards she worked for two years in the studio of Karl Hofer. From 1928 to 1933 Käthe Kollwitz was her teacher. From 1930 to 1933 she created stage sceneries for the Alten Theater in Leipzig. A stipendium enabled her to stay at the Villa Massimo in Rome from 1934 to 1935. After that she worked as an independent artist in Berlin. She often visited Tirol where she created many of her paintings.

Her studio at the Motzstrasse in Berlin was bombed twice and she lost most of her works. She decided to return to Leipzig, where she was engaged as a lecturer at the State Academy of Graphic Arts and Book Trade in 1947. She also taught at Leipzig University. After her retirement in 1958 she continued to work as an independent artist in Leipzig. She died in 1977 in Leipzig.

Related persons
• was pupil of Kollwitz, Käthe


The grave of Elizabeth Voigt at the Südfriedhof, Leipzig.
Picture by Androom (08 Feb 2005)


• Löffler, Katrin; Iris Schöpa; Heidrun Sprinz, Der Leipziger Südfriedhof, Edition Leipzig, Leipzig, 2004
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Published: 31 May 2020
Last update: 26 Mar 2023