As part of a politicaly progressive middle-class family in Koenigsberg Kaethe Schmidt was encouraged to develop her skills in painting and drawing. By age of 14 she was taking private classes with local artist, since the Koeingsberg Academy barred female pupils. She later studied in Munich and Ber
Uwe Lausen was born in Stuttgart in 1941. He began teaching himself to paint while still at school, showing a Gift for composition at an early age. After the secondary school he enrolled at Tuebingen University to study law and philosophy, but soon dropped out to devote himself to art. - At ninete
During his apprenticeship as a decorative painter Willi Baumeiste already visited evening classes at the Stuttgart Art academy. From 1909 to 1912 he attended Adolf Hoelzel´s composition class where he first met the later "Bauhaus" painter Oskar Schlemmer who was to become a life-long friend.