Elsa <I>Plötz</I> von Freytag-Loringhoven

Elsa Plötz von Freytag-Loringhoven

Death 15 Dec 1927 (aged 53)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Unmarked communal grave
Memorial ID 26059295 · View Source
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Artist, Poet. Born in what is now Poland, she moved to the United States and became an important figure in the Greenwich Village art scene, helping to found the American branch of the Dada movement. She was well known for her outrageous outfits (such as soup-can bras) and short, fancifully colored hair. She died in Paris at age 53 after leaving her gas oven door open; it is was never determined whether her death was accidental or a suicide.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elsa Plötz von Freytag-Loringhoven (12 Jul 1874–15 Dec 1927), Find a Grave Memorial no. 26059295, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .