The Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven wrote her autobiography in the last years of her life, probably in Germany between 1923 and her death in 1927. The text mainly focuses on her years before moving to New York in the nineteen-teens. The autobiography affords a fascinating perspective on a female artist who not only crosses the Atlantic (multiple times) but crosses perceived boundaries of gender, ethnicity, class, and artistic genre. She was a poet, a performer, a painter, a sculptor, and a critic.
Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
The Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven papers, Series I, Box 1, Folder 1-133: 1924, 1933, and Undated.
Between 1923 and 1927
Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven's autobiography is printed here with the support of the University of Maryland Libraries. Permission to reproduce images of Freytag-Loringhoven''s manuscripts has also been generously granted by the libraries. This manuscript draft is available from this site for demonstration purposes only. Though the intellectual property of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven is in the public domain, all annotations and editorial commentary are copyrighted. They may not be reproduced without explicit permission from the copyright holder. For copyright information, please contact Tanya Clement.