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Portret of Saar de Swart (1861-1951) by George Hendrik Breitner.

  • Profession: Sculptress.
  • Relation to Mahler: Meeting 27-10-1903, Year 1903
  • Correspondence with Mahler: 
  • Born: 06-08-1861 Arnhem, the Netherlands.
  • Died: 12-08-1951 Anacapri, Italy.
  • Buried: Capri, Italy.

From 1898 to 1914 she lived with her partner (watercolourist and needle artist) Emilie van Kerckhoff, in Villa De Hoeve in (artists') village Laren. She was never married.

Saar de Swart (1861-1951) also knew Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) and Vincent Van Gogh.

Lived in Arnhem, Amsterdam, Paris (1889), Rotterdam, Laren, Capri.

They traveled to Dutch Indies, Japan, India and Egypt.

On 27-10-1903, Year 1903Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)Willem Mengelberg (1871-1951) and Alphons Diepenbrock (1862-1921) had lunch with Saar de Swart and Emilie van Kerckhoff in Villa De Hoeve in Laren (owned by Saar de Swart).

Capri. Emilie van Kerckhoff (1867-1960) (left) en Saar de Swart (1861-1951) (right), with their godchild Sara-Mila Tollet.

Saar de Swart (1861-1951). Balinese dancer.

1947. Saar de Swart (1861-1951). Indian buffalo.

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