BORN 3 Oct 1919, Berlin-Schöneberg - DIED 12 Apr 1977, Berlin: Katharinenstrasse, Zehlendorf|
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Städtischer Friedhof Zehlendorf, Onkel-Tom-Straße 30 (Feld 006-109 (Ehrengrab))
Elisabeth Wurster grew up in Zehlendrof in Berlin and was educated as a taylor at the Lette-Verein in Schöneberg. After a school trip to Yugoslavia she decided she wanted to be a painter and in 1939 she took private painting lessons. After the Second World War she studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Kunst in Berlin. Max Kaus (1891-1977) and Ernst Schumacher (1905-1963) were her teachers. She travelled to Paris, the Netherlands and Italy and these countries are shown in her landschape paintings. She also painted many scenes from her native Zehlendorf. She received treatment for cancer and spent time in clinics, but she continued her painting. In 1977 she died at her small home in Katharinenstrasse in Zehlendorf.
Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2006