Pallandt, Charlotte, Barones van

BORN 24 Sep 1898, Arnhem, Gelderland - DIED 30 Jul 1997, Noordwijk, Zuid-Holland
BIRTH NAME Pallandt, Charlotte Dorothée, barones van
GRAVE LOCATION Den Haag, Zuid-Holland: Oud Eik en Duinen, Laan van Eik en Duinen (1-4984 )

Charlotte van Pallandt came from a noble family. Her father was Jan Anne baron van Pallandt (1866-1932). She showed artistic promise from an early age. She liked drawing, painting and playing the piano. In 1919 she married the diplomat Adolph graaf van Rechteren Limpurg, but in 1924 the marriage ended without children. From then on she chose her own path. She moved to Lausanne and travelled to Paris, where she was taught by André Lhote. Until 1928 she was active as a painter. In 1928 she travelled in Italy and there she met Charles Despiau and Charles Malfray.

In 1929 she turned to sculpting. She worked with Toon Dupuis in his studio and she was taught in Paris in 1935 by Charles Malfray at the Académie Ranson. In 1937 she won second prize at the Paris Exposition of 1937 for a portrait of het nephew Serge. During the Second World War she settled in Amsterdam. In 1953 she created a sculpture of queen Juliana and in 1968 she made a famous sculpture of queen Wilhelmina that is situated in front of the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague. She was a friend of the painter Kees Verwey and she made a portrait of him in 1961. Verwey painted her in 1963. She was specialised in portraits and often worked with the model Truus Trompert. She died in Noordwijk in 1997, aged 98. The Charlotte von Pallandt Prize was named after her.


The grave of Charlotte van Pallandt at the Oud Eik en Duinen Cemetery, The Hague.
Picture by Androom (06 Aug 2021)


Pallenberg, Max

Published: 02 Feb 2022
Last update: 02 Feb 2022