Anneliese Else Frieda Fleischmann, born June 12, 1899 in Berlin-Charlottenburg. Her mother came from an aristocratic family, her father produced furniture. Heiress. She was brought up in an affluent household and did enjoy an inspiring childhood, She did study art in Hamburg, before she went to the Bauhaus in 1922.
Left: Her first wall hanging, silk, cotton,1923. Right: 1926, silk.
“I admire Klee very much. But what I learned from him I learned from looking at his pictures. Because as a teacher he was not very effective. I sat in a class which he gave to the weaving students and I think I only attended perhaps three of the classes. Klee was so concerned with his own work. He would walk into the room, go up to the blackboard, turn his back to the class, and start to explain something that he probably thought was of concern to those listening to him. But he probably didn’t know at all where each of us there was in his own development, in his own concern, in his own searching. I’m sure there were some students who had more direct contact with him. But I didn’t have it at all. On the other hand, I find that he probably had more influence on my work and my thinking by just looking at what he did with a line or a dot or a brush stroke and I tried in a way to find my way in my own material and my own craft discipline.”