Grengg, Maria

BORN 26 Feb 1888, Stein an der Donau, Niederösterreich - DIED 8 Oct 1963, Wien: Rodaun
GRAVE LOCATION Perchtoldsdorf (near Wien), Niederösterreich: Friedhof, Friedhofstrasse 3-5 (Gruppe 2-13/14 (Ehrengrab))

Maria Grengg grew up in Wachau and entered the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna when she was seventeen years old. There she was taught by Koloman Moser. At the same time she sgtarted writing. In 1915 she settled in Pechtoldsdorf, just outside of Vienna.

In 1930 she made her name with her novel "Die Flucht zum grünen Herrgott". In 1937 she received the Austrian State Prize for Literature for "Starke Herzen" (1936). Her homeland novels were praised by the nazis and Grenn sympthatized with them. She was a member of the "Vaterländischen Front" and she welcomed the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938. She also changed the year of her birth from 1888 to 1889 in honour of Adolf Hitler. In her novel "Die Kindlmutter" (1938) she used national socialist ideas. In 1940 she joined the NSDAP. In 1943 she was classified as indispensible, meaning that the was released from labor.

In 1946 her book "Zeit der Besinnung" ("Time of Reflection") was banned in Austria. After that she restricted her production to painting and illustrating children's books. Shortly before her fdeath she was awarded the Kulturpreis of Niederösterreich. She died in Rodaun in Vienna in 1963.

Related persons
• was pupil to Moser, Kolo


The grave of Maria Grengg at the Friedhof in Pechtoldsdorf.
Picture by Androom (11 Aug 2018)


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Published: 08 May 2021
Last update: 08 May 2021