* 14 10 1897 | Bremen
† 11 07 1960 | Worpswede near Bremen
Lisel Oppel is viewed as one of the most well-known representatives of the second generation of Worpswede artists. The Teufelsmoor and its people define the motifs of her paintings, watercolours and drawings: the portraits and the beloved children with lanterns, the farmhouses and gardens, the village views and moor landscapes. However, her many travels to in some cases exotic countries, including Italy, Spain, Morocco and Egypt, also found an echo in her oeuvre.
Works by Lisel Oppel
Vita Lisel Oppel
Anna Amalie Elisabeth Oppel was born on 14 October as the youngest of eight siblings.
Applied arts classes at the Gewerbe-Museum, Bremen.
Studies at the Königliche Kunstgewerbeschule (Royal school of applied arts), Munich.
Service obligation as an “unskilled worker“ at the Bayerische Geschützwerken Friedrich Krupp KG.
Prior to the end of the war, room and board on a farm in Oberende near Bremen.
Stay in Worpswede with the painter Emmy Meyer.
Work on a farm in Kirchseelte, Wildeshauser Geest; with longer interruptions until 1929.
Work at Gut Springorum in Wielen, County Bentheim.
Many paper cuttings created in the mid-1920s.
Oppel travelled via Switzerland to Italy; stay in Lodi.
Another journey via Switzerland to Italy, stay in Positano.
As of April, a stay in Positano and Vietri, as well as on Ischia
In these years she produced tiles, illuminated angels and vases.
Work with the Industria Ceramica Salernitana in Vietri. Birth of her son Claudio on 7 August.
Return to Worpswede. Accommodations in Haus Tulipan im Schluh. Later with the farmer Reinhard Stelljes in Ostendorf.
Stay in Saline Ioniche near Reggio Calabria. She explored Sicily.
Return to Worpswede. Oppel painted dishes and tiles at home for a Bremen ceramics factory.
Service obligation as a technical draughtswoman for the AG Weser shipyard in Bremen.
Travel to Chiemgau. She worked as a ceramicist for the Klampfleuthner pottery.
Move to Dießen on the Ammersee. Became active in the pottery there.
Return to the Fraueninsel on the Chiemsee.
Travel to Worpswede. Became a tenant of the farmer Schnaars in Bergedorf.
Stay in the Wachau.
On 21 March, court proceedings involving prohibited relations with a French prisoner of war with subsequent imprisonment. Return to Worpswede on 21 April.
Travel to Switzerland, stays in Ascona and Intragna in Ticino.
Stay in Positano.
Travel to Madrid and from there via Seville to Tangier, Morocco.
Renewed travel via Spain to Tangier and Marrakesh. Acquaintance with Moulay Ahmed Drissi.
Return to Worpswede in autumn, where Drissi visited her until the spring of 1955.
Stay on Ischia until March 1956.
She completed the painting of the Tangier basement in Worpswede.
Renewed travel to Spain, especially a stay in Seville.
Travel via Venice to Egypt.
Last journey via Paris to Seville.
Lisel Oppel died on 11 July in a Bremen psychiatric clinic.