Marg Moll

1884-1977 – German sculptress, painter, author

Marg Moll is considered the only German sculptor student of the French Fauve artist Henri Matisse. The Städel graduate adopted from her teacher the concept of the balance of a body and the gathering of details – the beginning of abstraction. Early on, Moll devoted herself to sculptures and created her first sculptural works long before Käthe Kollwitz. This also makes her the first female sculptor of Classical Modernism.

During the Nazi years, her works were considered degenerate. Many pieces even ended up being lost. In 1969, Moll was awarded the Great Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. In 2010, one of her sculptures, "The Dancer" (1929), was found during an excavation in front of the Red City Hall in Berlin.