Margarete Heymann-Loebenstein (later Marks)

unknownca. 1918-1930

Jewish Museum Berlin

Jewish Museum Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Biography of Margarete Heymann-Loebenstein (later Marks):
1899 Born in Cologne
1916-–1918/19 Studies at the Cologne School for Decorative Arts and the Düsseldorf Art Academy
1920 Preliminary course at the Bauhaus in Weimar. Breaks off studies
1923 Marriage to Gustav Loebenstein, founding of the ceramics firm Haël
with husband and his brother Daniel
1928 Death of Gustav and Daniel Loebenstein in a car accident
1933 Death of son Stefan, in a house fire; sale of Haël
1936 Immigration to Stoke-on-Trent, England, with son Michael;
Teaching post at Burslem School of Art
1937 Marriage to Harold Marks, an adult education tutor
1938 Founding of the short-lived firm Greta Pottery with husband
1941 Birth of daughter, Frances Marks
1943 Mother Emma Heymann (née Feith) murdered in Sobibor, age 71
1950s/1960s Experiments with ceramics in her London home studio;
takes courses at Camberwell School of Art to use the facilities
1970s/1980s Travels, paints and exhibits in British galleries
1990 Dies in London, Great Britain


  • Title: Margarete Heymann-Loebenstein (later Marks)
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: ca. 1918-1930
  • Physical Dimensions: 15,2 x 10,2 cm
  • Provenance: Gift of Frances Marks
  • Type: Photograph, b/w
  • Inventarnummer: R-2006/26/1

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