Louise Stomps primarily became known as a sculptor. While she initially worked predominantly in stone, her work shifted to wood as a source material in the 1960s. After moving to Upper Bavaria in 1960, where she lived secluded in the countryside, she had easier access to this material and also avoided the considerable transportation problems of heavy stone sculptures.
Nevertheless, especially in her late work there can be found again more works in stone. If it was financially possible for her, she has, especially in the last years of life, also many bronze casts of sold works made. She calmly accepted the slow decay of some works made of plaster or wood, but it was also important for her that important works should last more permanently.
On the occasion of the 1966 exhibition at the Kreuzberg City Hall, she told Art Office Director Elise Tilse:
"My imagination is directed towards bronze. I work in wood in order not to have to work in plaster."
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Louise Stomps hatte zwei Töchter und jede von Ihnen einen Sohn: Peter Schrader, Sohn der Tochter Inge Becker-Schrader (1921 - 2003) und Berthold Kogut, Sohn der Tochter Annemarie Sichrovsky (1922 - 2013). Beide betreuen gemeinsam den Nachlass Louise Stomps. Ziel ist es, Arbeit und Werk einem breiten Kreis kunstinteressierter Menschen nahe zu bringen.
Louise Stomps had two daughters, each of them a son: Peter Schrader, son of the daughter Inge Becker-Schrader (1921 - 2003) and Berthold Kogut, son of the daughter Annemarie Sichrovsky (1922 - 2013). Both are jointly in charge of Louise Stomp's estate. The aim is to make her oeuvre accessible to a broad range of people interested in art.