Lehmann, Hedwig Grossman

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Lehmann, Hedwig Grossman Gender: F
Hedwig Grossmann
born on 11 November 1902 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 18°18' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 24°35 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 11°25'

Hedwig Grossman Lehmann (woodcut print, 1958)
photo: Hedwig Grossman Lehmann (1902–1998) Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q7008574 Alternativ, license cc-by-sa-4.0


German-born Israeli artist, known for her pottery, sculpting, woodcarving and ceramics, and as one of the first Israeli artists to use local clays and to derive inspiration from Arab pottery. Grossman's ceramic works made use of local Israeli materials and natural colours and show influences from archaeological artifacts. In the early 1950s, she began to produce woodcuts. In 1935, Grossman established a flower pot factory and ceramic workshop at Kibbutz Yagur.

Her father was Polish and her mother, Hispanic. Hedwig's family grew up as assimilated and anti-Zionistic Jews. During her childhood, Hedwig joined a German youth movement "Vender Fogal". She left this group to later join the Zionistic Jewish youth movement "Blue and White."

Grossman showed an early talent for art and attended art classes in her school where they taught pottery. Grossman's success was written up in the local newspaper where she was noted as being the first woman in this field. Later Grossman moved to a small potter's village in Lower Silesia and further developed her pottery skills. After that she moved to Bolesławiec where she studied the Chemistry of Pottery and experimented with clay from Israel, as she was interested in moving to Israel. Grossman moved to Berlin in 1930 and opened a pottery workshop. She participated in exhibitions and was accepted into the "Creative Women Union."

In the years 1930–1933 she began working with Rudi Lehmann, whom she later married. In the autumn of 1932 she immigrated to the Land of Israel with her husband as a result of (Kristallnacht), settling in Haifa. In 1937, the couple moved to Jerusalem. In 1953, she was one of the founders of the Artists' Colony Ein Hod, where she lived until 1957. In 1959, the couple moved to Givatayim, where they established a municipal art school.

Hedwig Grossman Lehmann died on 1 June 1998, aged 95.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Lehmann, Rudi (born 25 October 1903). Notes: 1930s-1977


  • Death of Mate 1977 (Rudi Lehmann)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives.


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Rudi Lehmann, 1930s-1977)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Rudi Lehmann)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (German emigrant to Israel)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 95)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Potter, sculptor, woodcarver, ceramicist)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher