Hirschfeld Mack, Ludwig

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Hirschfeld Mack, Ludwig Gender: M
Ludwig Johann Hirschfeld
born on 11 July 1893 at 14:45 (= 2:45 PM )
Place Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 50n07, 8e40
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 19°24' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 21°55 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 08°58'


German-Australian artist, musician and art educator, who wrote the 1963 book The Bauhaus: An Introductory Survey. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, included his work in its Bauhaus retrospective of 1938.

His formative education was at Debschitz art school in Munich from 1912 to 1914. He studied at the Bauhaus from 1919 to 1924 and remained working there until 1926 where, along with Kurt Schwerdtfeger, he further developed the Farblichtspiele ('coloured-light-plays'), which used a projection device to produced moving colours on a transparent screen accompanied by music composed by Hirschfeld Mack. It is now regarded as an early form of multimedia. He was a participant, along with the former Bauhaus master Gertrud Grunow, in "den II. Kongreß für Farbe-Ton-Forschung (Hamburg 1. - 5. Oktober 1930)" (Second Congress for Colour-Sound Research, Hamburg). Music and colour theory remained lifelong interests, informing his art work in a number of media, and it was the inspiration for his well-respected and influential teaching.

Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack died on 7 January 1965 at age 71 at Allambie Heights, a suburb of Sydney.

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  • (has as) teacher relationship with Kandinsky, Wassily (born 4 December 1866 Jul.Cal. (16 Dec 1866 greg.))
  • (has as) teacher relationship with Klee, Paul (born 18 December 1879)
  • (has as) mentor relationship with Feininger, Lyonel (born 17 July 1871). Notes: Apprenticeship


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hesse Archives. His mother's birth surname was Mack.


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Paintings, prints and drawings)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Infantry officer, WWI)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction