From Dangast to Colorado Springs: Irma by Gert Gröning

By Gert Gröning

Irma Franzen-Heinrichsdorff used to be a twentieth century panorama architect, who used to be now not widely recognized in Germany. Her artistic horticultural paintings incorporated no longer least her striking "landscape principles" for personal gardens, a few of that are provided and paid tribute to the following for the 1st time. during this publication, Franzen-Heinrichsdorff's awesome biography is traced utilizing info from formerly untapped assets. Franzen-Heinrichsdorff studied on the horticultural institute "Lehr- und Forschungsanstalt für Gartenbau" in Berlin-Dahlem and have become the 1st lady to realize the qualification of "Staatlich diplomierte Gartenbauinspektorin", i. e. horticultural inspector, within the topic of panorama gardening. She thereby attained the top educational honour there has been during this occupation on the time. encouraged by way of expressionism and with an curiosity in track and dance, the complete illustrator and dressmaker had a promising profession as a panorama architect prior to her. instead of marrying the prestigious solo flutist Alfred Tibursky, the daddy of her kids, she tied the knot with panorama architect Gustav Heinrichsdorff, purely to divorce him numerous years later. Family-related problems compelled Franzen-Heinrichsdorff to renounce her occupation, and he or she went directly to run a kid's domestic within the North Sea lodge of Dangast for 20 years in its place. Undeterred via intermittent harassment from nationwide Socialists, she additionally cared for 3 foster kids there through the years. It was once no longer until eventually later in lifestyles that she had the chance to paintings as a panorama architect once more in Colorado Springs within the u . s .; of her former foster childrens and her son have been instrumental in paving the best way for her.

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