Clara Rilke-Westhoff

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

In 1901 she got married to the poet Rainer Maria Rilke.
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.
to other artists of Fischerhude