Monday, February 28, 2022

Rosa Catharina (Ro) Mogendorff

Rosa Catharina (Ro) Mogendorff (1907 - 1969) was a Dutch painter and draftsman.

Jo's family lived next door to the painter Willem Witsen, who made sure that Mogendorff received permission from her parents to follow a course at the Day-drawing School for Girls. She was taught there by Jan Uri.

Man from a mental asylum

In 1924 Mogendorff was admitted to the Rijksacademie. From the age of 21 she received a royal grant for three years and in 1929 she won the Cohen Gosschalk Prize. She opened her own studio, together with Paul Citroen.

Paul Citroen

During the Second World War, Mogendorff went into hiding. In view of her poor health, she decided to focus only on drawing and after the war she joined the Dutch Circle of Draftsmen and Arti et Amicitiae. She exhibited several times. In 1957 she was the first to receive the Prix de la Critique from the Association Internationale des Critiques d'Art. In 1967 she was made a Knight of the Order of Oranje-Nassau.

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