(1894-1981, Germany)

Compelled to draw by the spirit Siwa (God of Indians and Mongols), Held unconsciously, and with great urgency, produced over 300 drawings over a ten year period. This task, which she claimed had been assigned to her from another realm, yielded a pantheon of gnomes, fauns, fairies, water spirits, elves, nature gods, hermaphrodites and demons. It remains one of the 20th century’s most significant galleries of the deceased, the discarnate and the disembodied.