1914 - 1998

Karen Jonzen

As Karin Margareta Löwenadler, she was born in London on 22 December 1914, daughter of director Uno Martin Löwenadler and his wife Hulda Gerda Selma Munck, one of twins with Gerda [Lyth] (22 December 1914-20 October 2005), an interior designer. Karin studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm and continued her studies at The Slade School of Art in London 1933-1937 followed by a year at the City and Guilds of London Art School at Kennington and in 1939 was winner of Priz de Rome but was unable to take up this scholarship owing to the Second World War, and was winner of the Theodora Gleichen Award in 1948 for the best woman sculptor. In 1939, Karin and her sister Gerda were living at Ferne House, Brook Hill, Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire and Karin served as ambulance driver in the Second World War and married at Marylebone, London in 1944 artist Basil Jonzén and they had a son Martin Jonzén (1947-), also an artist, after her marriage she worked as Karin Jonzén. A sculptor, her art consists mainly of smaller figures and groups and as Miss Karin Lowenadler exhibited at the Royal Academy from 22 Oakwood Court, London W.14 in 1943, a bust 'Rebecca', a bronze 'Louise' and a terracotta 'Women with Pot' and as Mrs Karin Jonzen exhibited in 1944 'Seated' figurine and 'Nude' statuette and from 9 Redcliffe Square, London SW. 10 in 1945 'Reclining Figure' and 'Statuette Group' and was a regular exhibitor of two or three sculptures including from the White House, Chelsworth, Suffolk in 1950 'Fountain Figure' and two terracotta figures 'Reclining Figure' and 'Bather' in 1951 'Standing Figure', 'Mother and Child' and 'Vanity'. After her divorce from Jonzén she married in 1972 Erik Ĺke Joakim Sucksdorff (6 September 1906-13 March 1992), a former suitor. Her work is on show at the Tate Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum and in New York, Geneva, New Delhi and Melbourne and among her public works is a sculpture group in Pietŕ. A dedicated art teacher and taught at St Martin's School of Art, Thanet School of Art, London University and Camden Arts Centre. Karin Margareta Sucksdorff died in London on 29 January 1998.

Works by This Artist