Berta Zuckerkandl

1864 - 1945

Zuckerkandl-Szeps, Berta, b. Vienna, April 13, 1864, d. Paris (France), Oct. 16, 1945, writer and journalist, daughter of Moritz Szeps, wife of Emil Zuckerkandl, sister-in-law of the French Prime Minister G. Clemenceau.

Her home became a meeting place for famous personalities from the world of arts and culture.

Zuckerkandls friendship with the founders of the Viennese Secession, especially to Josef Hoffmann lead to the first big job for the Wiener Werkstaette, the Sanatorium Purkersdorf, which was build by her brother in law Victor Zuckerkand.

Berta Zuckerkandl always promoted new artistic styles and together with others initiated the Salzburg Festival; in 1938 she emigrated to Paris and later to Algier.

Foto: Karolinsky-Archive