Clara Rilke-Westhoff

Portrait of Clara Rilke-Westhoff Clara Westhoff was borne on September 21, 1878 in Bremen.
In 1898, she became sculptor student of Fritz Mackensen in Worpswede, in 1899 studies with Max Klinger and
Carl Seffner in Leipzig, in 1900 studies with Rodin in Paris.

She got married to the poet Rainer Maria Rilke in 1901.
In 1919, she moved with her daughter Ruth to Fischerhude,
where she passed away on March 9, 1954.

She was a pioneer of Feminine Sculpture in Germany,
and also wife of a famous poet.

In her work decisive characteristic traits are emphasized timelessly, conventional time binded are shadowy negated.
Paula Modersohn-Becker:
Portrait of Clara Rilke-Westhoff
to cultural overview to paintings and sculptures by Clara Rilke-Westhoff