The Easel

An eyewitness to an important moment in history’: Jeanne Mammen in pre-war Berlin

We usually associate inter-war Berlin with names like Dix, Grosz and Kirschner. Now add another name, Jeanne Mammen. Her watercolours and sketches were stylistically similar to those artists but distinguished by their empathetic focus on women caught up in the decadence and “cold hedonism” of Weimar Berlin. Colourful at first, her works became steadily gloomier as befitted the times. The linked piece has a sales tilt; more background detail is here.