List of Artists → Olga Bontjes van Beek
Olga Bontjes van Beek (Fischerhude 1896 - Fischerhude 1995) - Artist
German paintress, daughter of the painter Heinrich Breling, sister-in-law of O. Modersohn. B. studied ballet and toured Europe. The Worpswede sculptor B. Hoetger made stage designs for her shows. Since 1925 she turned to painting and studied in the studio of F. Mühsam in Paris in 1930. One of her daughters was executed by the Nazis in 1943 for being member of the resistance group 'Red Orchestra'. Mus.: Hannover, Fischerhude. Lit.: AKL.