Lu Märten (First Draft)

Lu MärtenGerman writer, theorist & activist


Born Sept 24, 1879 in Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany 

Maiden Name: Louise Charlotte Märten

Died Aug 12, 1967 in Steglitz, Germany 


Biographical Detail: 

1879 Born as the fourth child to a proletarian family of officials

Self-Studied History, philosophy, economy, ethnology and art history at home

1898 joined the SPD at the age of 19 

During Weimar Republic: large number of publications

May 1933 Many of her works are burned and she is prevented from publishing 

After 1945 Started publishing again, but with a lack of public resonance, so that she started working as a lecturer and helped built the public library Steglitz


Selection of Works: 

Berarbeiter. Schauspiel in einem Akt (1909) 

Die wirtschaftliche Lage der Künstler (1914) 

Die Künstlerin. Eine Monographie. (1914)

Historisch-materialistisches über Wesen und Veränderung der Künste (1921)

Bürgermeister Tschech und seine Tochter. Erinnerungen an den Vormärz (1844) (1948)

Formen für den Alltag. Schriften, Aufsätze, Vorträge. (1982)


Sources: 

www.fembio.org, Lu Märten (Link to Website)


Artist’s Estate: 

Archiv der Akademie der Künste Berlin, Germany (Link to Website)


Story mapping of the artist’s life: