Alma Mahler-Gropius-Werfel

Mahler-Werfel, Alma Maria, b. Vienna, Aug. 13, 1879, d. New York (USA), Dec. 11, 1964, buried in Grinzing, Vienna, writer and composer. Daughter of the painter E. J. Schindler;

1902 she married Gustav Mahler. Guided by her teacher A. von Zemlinsky she wrote various compositions, 2 volumes of songs are still extant.

After Mahler's death (1911) M.-W. had a love affair with the painter Oskar Kokoschka.

In 1915 she married the architect Walter Gropius.

After her divorce she married the writer Franz Werfel 1929 and in 1938 emigrated with him first to France and then, in 1940, to the USA.

In the years between the wars her salon in Vienna had been a meeting place for many artists and intellectuals.

Foto: Karolinsky-Archive