Stomps, Louise

BORN 5 Oct 1900, Berlin - DIED 22 Apr 1988, Wasserburg am Inn, Bayern
BIRTH NAME Stomps, Louise Sophie
CAUSE OF DEATH motorcycle accident
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Städtischer Friedhof Zehlendorf, Onkel-Tom-Straße 30 (Abt. 20W - 88/91 (Ehemaliges Ehrengrab))

Although she had modelled when she was eighteen years old and turned her hand on drawing, her career only started after she had married in 1920, her children were born in 1921 and 1922 and her divorce had become official in 1927.

From 1928 to 1932 she attended the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Berlin. She also attended Milly Steger's sculpting class. She was influenced by Steger, Barlach and Kollwitz and her work was rejected by the nazis.

From 1933 to 1945 she was forced to live abroad. In 1945 she returned to Berlin and continued her work. Her work was often shown in Galerie Gerd Rosen. In 1951 she received the Art Prize of the City of Berlin.

In her later years she lived in the Kumpfmühle near Rechtmehring, Bayern. She still drove her motorcycle when she was 87 years old, but she died after an accident with it.

Her brother was the author and publisher Victor Otto Stomps (1897-1970).

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Stomps, Victor Otto


The grave of Louise Stomps and Victor Otto Stomps at the Städtischer Friedhof Zehlendorf, Onkel-Tom-Straße, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (17 Jul 2005)


• Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2006
Louise Stomps – Wikipedia

Stomps, Victor Otto

Published: 23 Jul 2017
Last update: 04 Jan 2022