Margaretha Angelika Fick
20 November 1899
|Died||9 September 1923 (aged 23)|
Heinrich Hoerle (m. 1919)
She was born Margaretha Angelika Fick in Cologne, Germany, the daughter of cabinetmaker Richard August Michael Fick and Anna Maria (Kraft) Fick. She had three siblings, one of whom was fellow Dada artist Willy Fick.
In 1919, she and Heinrich moved to an apartment in Cologne-Lindenthal that they named "dadaheim" (Dada home). Here they founded the Schloemilch Verlag publishing house, which published the international dadaist magazine Die Schammade and Max Ernst's portfolio of lithographs entitled Fiat modes pereat ars. It was also a popular meeting place for the Cologne Dadaists.
Hoerle worked in a variety of styles ranging from caricature to Dada-inflected surrealism, mainly in the media of drawings, prints, and collages. Her surreal portraits quickly drew attention, but her career was cut short by her early death from tuberculosis. Much of her work was destroyed by the Nazis as 'Degenerate art', but her brother Willy hid 35 pieces, which were rediscovered in 1967.
- 2008 Junker Simonskall, Hürtgenwald: Experiment Kalltalgemeinschaft 1919-1921 - The Cologne Progressives in Simonskall
- 2009 Gallery of Ontario, Toronto: Angelika Hoerle: Cologne Comet of Dada
- 2009 Museum Ludwig Cologne: Angelika Hoerle: Comet of the Avantgarde
In popular cultureEdit
Hoerle's great-niece Angelika Littlefield wrote a play about her, Angelika's Promise, produced at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2009.
In 2016, the German writer Ute Bales wrote a novelization of Hoerle's life, Die Welt zerschlagen: Die Geschichte der Dada-Künstlerin Angelika Hoerle (The World Shattered: The Story of Dada Artist Angelika Hoerle).
- "Angelika Hoerle". Angielittlefield.com.
- Littlefield, Angelika. "The New Woman: Angelika and Women's Rights". Summer at the AGO: Dada Podcasts (Audio). Art Gallery of Ontario. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
- Paiement, Genevieve. "Stupid Girl: Angelika Hoerle’s Art, Rediscovered". T magazine, 16 June 2009
- "Angelika's Promise". Angielittlefield.com.