List of Artists → Hella Jacobs
German painter and graphic artist. J. studied at Hamburg and Altona arts schools from 1924 to 1926, did study trips to Italy and Paris and was friends with K. Kluth. J.'s work was classified as degenerate by the National Socialists. In 1943 the bigger part of her oeuvre was burned. Most of J.'s highly expressive works show people on the margins of society or thematise human passions. Mus.: Hamburg (Kunsthalle), Solingen, New York. Lit.: Der Neue Rump, Bruhns 2001, Künstlerinnen der Avantgarde in Hamburg 2006 et al.