Elisabeth Karlinsky

Kasten 1904 - 1994 Græsted

Elisabeth Karlinsky was born in Kasten, Lower Austria, in 1904. As of 1921, she attended the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts under Franz Cizek, Rudolf von Larisch, Viktor Schufinsky and Bertold Löffler. In 1925, Karlinsky took part in the Arts and Crafts exhibition in Paris. A year later, she received the Lobmeyr Prize for her kinetic glass windows, which she executed under Prof. Klaus. Afterwards, she took her first educational journey to Paris. In 1928, Karlinsky replaced Erika Giovanna Klien at the Elisabeth Duncan School in Kießheim/Salzburg. In the years of 1928 to 1930, Karlinsky held a lectorship at the Walden-School in New York. In 1931, she moved to Copenhagen and married the poet and painter Hans Scherfig. Elisabeth Karlinsky died in Græsted, Denmark, in 1994.