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

Berta Zuckerkandl (1864-1945)
Alma´s friend

Berta Szeps-Zuckerkandl was one of the most remarkable personalities of Viennese society during the last decades of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and up until the darkest hours of history during the Second World War. Due to the unique position of her father, Moriz Szeps, boss of the newspaper »Neues Wiener Tagblatt« and closest advisor to the unfortunate Crown Prince Rudolf, who committed suicide in Mayerling, it was not hard for her to establish contacts within European high society. Her marriage to Emil Zuckerkandl, a famous anatomist of the Viennese School, opened the door for her into the world of science. Berta Zuckerkandl was active for almost half a century as a novelist, journalist and writer, but what she truly loved was modern art. Her salon was a meeting place for countless artists, literati and academics, and her circle of friends included Auguste Rodin, Gustav Klimt, Josef Hoffmann, Gustav Mahler and Max Reinhardt. On one of the rare occasions when Mahler attended such a social event at Zuckerkandl´s salon, in November 1901, he met Alma Schindler, who was known throughout Vienna for her beauty. He fell in love with her immediately and married her just a few months later. For many years, Berta was Alma´s closest friend, someone to whom Alma did not merely owe the meeting with her first husband.

Berta Zuckerkandl Berta Zuckerkandl