1879 - 1901
1901 - 1911
1911 - 1919
1919 - 1938
1938 - 1945
1945 - 1964

Gustav Klimt
Alexander Zemlinsky
Gustav Mahler
Walter Gropius
Dr. Paul Kammerer
Oskar Kokoschka
Franz Werfel
Johannes Hollnsteiner

Alma the composer
Kokoschka's Alma portraits

Alma Fetish

The Puppet
Reserl (Chamber Maid)
Emil Jakob Schindler, father
Anna von Bergen, mother
Carl Moll, stepfather
Maria Anna Mahler, daughter
Anna Mahler, daughter
Manon Gropius, daughter
Martin Carl Johannes, son
Berta Zuckerkandl
Max Burckhard
Bruno Walter
Sigmund Freud
Gerhart Hauptmann
Lili Leiser
Hanns Martin Elster
August Hess
Georg Moenius
  Alma & Venice
Alma & Lisbon
Alma & Los Angeles
Alma & Jerusalem
Alma & New York

Manon Gropius (1916-1935)
Alma´s third daughter

On 5th October 1916, Alma bore her husband Walter Gropius a daughter who, from the very first moment, cast her spell over everyone: »His mind, my body! The consummation of us both must give rise to a demigod!«. Manon enchanted all visitors: »She radiated timidity still more than beauty, an angelic gazelle from heaven!« (Elias Canetti). One evening in Venice in April 1934, she complained of an excruciating headache and the doctor was called; within just a few hours, she was paralysed. The cause was polio, and she was seventeen years of age. Back in Vienna, the enchanting Manon, who would have liked to become an actress, would sit all dressed up in a wheelchair and be taken around the large house on the Hohe Warte. She died very suddenly, on Easter Monday in 1935. In remembrance of Manon Gropius, Alban Berg composed his violin concerto, dedicating it to »the memory of an angel«.