Bauhaus Women Arinda Craciun16. June 202026. October 2020Illustration Post navigation PreviousNext Gertrud Grunow was born in 1870. She was a German musician and taught courses in the “theory of harmonisation” between colour, movement and musical tones at the Bauhaus in Weimar Karla Grosch came to the Bauhaus in Dessau in the summer semester of 1928 to work as the head of the female physical education course. Apart from Gunta Stölzl, the master of the Bauhaus weavery, Grosch was the only female teacher at the Bauhaus in Dessau. She was born in Weimar in 1904 and graduated as a dancer from the famous Gret Palucca in Dresden. At the Bauhaus, Grosch took also part in various stage performances, as for example in Oskar Schlemmer’s ‘Glass dance’ and ‘Metal dance’, which premiered in the context of a guest performance at the Volksbühne in Berlin in 1929. Gertrud Arndt was born in 1903 in Ratibor in Upper Silesia. Before enrolling at the Bauhaus in the winter semester of 1923–1924, she took an apprenticeship at an architectural office in Erfurt. She decided to go to the Bauhaus to study architecture. It was only when she arrived there that she discovered that it did not yet have a department of architecture.In 1930, she produced a series of 43 self-portraits, which she called ‘Mask Portraits’.Gertrud Arndt was rediscovered as a photographer during the 1980s, and has been compared with contemporary female photographers such as Marta Astfalck-Vietz and Claude Cahun. Lucia Moholy, photographer of the most iconic images of the Bauhaus showing her colleagues, architecture of Dessau and various designs by Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer etc Alma Siedhoff-Buscher was born in 1899 in Kreuztal near Siegen. 1922 Alma Siedhoff-Buscher entered the Bauhaus and initially attended the preliminary course taught by Johannes Itten and classes by Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee. In October, she was accepted to the weaving workshop with Georg Muche and Helene Börner. In 1923, she switched to the wood sculpture workshop under the direction of Muche and Josef Hartwig.Alma Siedhoff-Buscher was the victim of a bombing raid in Buchschlag near Frankfurt in 1944. Re-editions of her Small Ship-Building Game and the Sailboat and Crane cut-out kits became available in 1977.