Colourd chalk/felt-like paper, 27 x 18,5 cm, lo. le. fragment of a monogram IK, outside the painting inscribed Ida Kerkovius as well as dat. März 1963, mounted on cardboard, framed under glass, uninspected out of frame. - Prov.: Dr. Erna Kroen, head of the culture department of Bayer. - German paintress a. textile designer, after being trained as drawing teacher in Riga she travelled Italy a. became pupil of A. Hölzel in Dachau for five month whose style influenced her very much, she returned to Germany as master student of Hölzel in 1908, she exhibited at H. Waldens gallery in Berlin as well as in Freiburg togehter with W. Baumeister, O. Schlemmer a. J. Itten, 1920-23 she took weaving lessons at the Weimar Bauhaus but also took courses with P. Klee a. J. Itten, in 1930 she had her first great solo exhibition in Stuttgart, allthough her work was defamed by the Nazis a. the major part of her ouevre burnt during the war she was able to live up to earlier successes, in 1954 she was decorated with the Bundesverdienstkreuz, in 1958 she was made professor in Stuttgart. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer.