Photo: © Artefakt Kulturkonzepte

From the age of 17, Louise Stomps was drawing and modeling regularly. It was not until 1927 however, that she was able to devote herself fully to her artistic aspirations.
In the time of the NS regime, against which she stood in resolute opposition, and in the years of the Second World War, possibilities became even more scarce and there exists very little substantial material. That is why the list of exhibitions begins with the post-war years, starting in the year 1945.

Solo Exhibitions (Exemplary Selection)

Almanach 1947 Galerie Rosen

August 1947


Galerie Gerd Rosen | Louise Stomps

Gerd Rosen opened his gallery in August 1945, immediately after the end of the war. This marked the return of artistic freedom and modern art to Berlin. The gallery was influential and set the tone in destroyed Germany until the end of the 1940s. During the 1950s, the climate in Berlin slowly changed and the artistic avant-garde lost ground again. Berlin developed - also artistically - into an island.

Ausstellungskatalog 1958

April 1958

Frankfurt / Main

Frankfurter Kunstkabinett Hanna Bekker vom Rath | Louise Stomps

Hanna Bekker vom Rath and Louise Stomps had already met in the late 1930s in Berlin, where Bekker vom Rath was living at that time. In 1947, she opened the Frankfurter Kunstkabinett in her hometown of Frankfurt, which in just a few years gained an excellent reputation throughout Germany and internationally as well. Louise Stomps had a total of four solo exhibitions at the Frankfurt gallery.

Ausstellungskatalog 1968

März 1968


Galerie Günther Franke | Louise Stomps. Holz-Skulpturen | Wood sculptures

Günther Franke had already been active as a gallery owner in Munich since the early 1920s.
From no later than 1937, the Galerie Günther Franke became independent and had its premises in the neoclassical Palais Almeida on Brienner Strasse until 1944. In the Seeshaupt branch at Lake Starnberg, "degenerate art" was hidden and sold. At its new location in the Villa Stuck since 1946, the gallery continued to focus on expressionist artists and classical modernism.

Louise Stomps mit großer Skulptur vor Galerie der Künstler

April 1979


Galerie der Künstler | Louise Stomps. Skulpturen

This large show of works with almost 150 sculptures also included the sculpture The Call (1977). It was located in front of the gallery (in the photo with the artist). This sculpture by Louise Stomps, the largest at 4.3 meters, fell victim to a major fire in the Herz Jesu parish church in Munich-Neuhausen in 1994. Louise Stomps, like many other artists from the region, was on friendly terms with Father Betzwieser, then the priest of the Herz Jesu parish. As a result, this large sculpture found a location next to the church, which was later completely destroyed.

Ausstellungskatalog 1980

März 1980

Rosenheim (Bavaria)

Städtische Galerie Rosenheim | Louise Stomps.Skulpturen

The largest exhibition of works (77 sculptures) in the narrower region by Louise Stomps up to that time was also a remarkable success in terms of sales figures and consolidated her reputation. Numerous private collectors from the region were from that time on her regular buyers and patrons.