Gurlitt, Cornelia

BORN 26 Jun 1890, Dresden, Sachsen - DIED 5 Aug 1919, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Johannisfriedhof, Wehlener Strasse 13, Tolkewitz (3 F)

Cornelia Gurlitt was the daughter of the art historian Cornelius Gurlitt and his wife Marie Gerlach. She was known in the family as Eutl. In Dresden she studied under Hans Nadler. In 1914 her work was first exhibited at the Kunsthürrw in Chemnitz.

During the First World War her fiancee was killed. She went to the Eastern Front and worked in field hospitals in Wilna. There she met Conrad Felixmüller who drew her in 1917. She also knew Paul Fechter, who died before the end of the war.

After the war she went to Berlin, but she fell into a depression and in 1919 she killed herself.

• Father: Gurlitt, Cornelius
• Brother: Gurlitt, Hildebrand

Related persons
• met Felixmüller, Conrad


The grave of Cornelius Gurlitt at the Johannesfriedhof, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (07 Aug 2016)


Cornelia Gurlitt – Wikipedia

Gurlitt, Cornelius

Published: 19 May 2018
Last update: 20 Apr 2022