Georgine Schwartze

Georgine Schwartze (12 April 1854 – 8 August 1935) was a Dutch sculptor. She is most notable for her design and execution of a marble tomb for her sister Thérèse which was declared a national monument by the Dutch government.[1]

Georgine Schwartze
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Born12 April 1854
Died8 August 1935 (1935-08-09) (aged 81)
EducationRijksakademie van beeldende kunsten


Born in Amsterdam on 12 April 1854, Georgine grew up in an artistically-inclined family. She the daughter of painter Johann Georg Schwartze, and her older sister Thérèse went on to become a prominent portraitist. As opposed to her father and sister, Georgine was more interested in sculpting as well as painting, and so she enrolled at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten.[1] While learning there, she was particularly influenced by the work of sculptor and painter Ferdinand Leenhoff. Following her education, Georgine became a portraitist and sculptor. She was inducted into the Arti et Amicitiae. After her sister died in 1918, Georgine rendered a tomb for her in marble. The tomb, located in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery, is considered a national monument (Rijksmonument) by the Dutch government.[2][1]


  1. ^ a b c "526979 Bij Kruislaan 126 1097 GA te Amsterdam". Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (in Dutch). 2017-12-07. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  2. ^ Schwartze, Georgine Elisabeth. Benezit Dictionary of Artists. 1. Oxford University Press. 2011-10-31. doi:10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.b00165972.