Margaretha Reichardt

Margaretha Reichardt

”The Bauhaus was an artistic challenge to the whole humanity. The harmonic interplay of all arts became my life principle.”

Margaretha Reichard doubtlessly counts to the great representatives of the Bauhaus. After her apprenticeship at the school of applied arts Erfurt, she began studying at the Bauhaus Dessau (University for design) in 1926, where she graduated and worked a few years afterwards as freelance during a total of six years.

She led the hand-weaving mill in her home-town Erfurt since 1933. She taught more than 50 weavers there, imparting a soul-cultural education as she knew from the Bauhaus, where she has been one of the last employees. Besides the teaching of her huge knowledge, the Bauhaus weaver made outstanding works during more than 50 years, especially her fabric patterns and goblins protrude.

Since 1922, eight years after her death, Reichards house in Erfurt counts to the Angermuseum as memorial place (“Margaretha-Reichardt-Haus”). Still today it is possible to watch the weaving art at the original weaving chairs. The small museum that emerged out of the living and working rooms keeps the tradition and the memory of the great artist Margaretha Reichardt alive.