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Learn More About Adelheid Lilienthal


Born in Windhoek in 1941, Adelheid Lilienthal’s first cartoon appeared in her school magazine at the early age of 12. She studied art in Germany until 1970, where she qualified as both an art teacher and commercial artist. After that, she returned to Windhoek where she drew cartoons for Namibia Nachrichten, a German language weekly newspaper. Her art demonstrates a fascination with gestures and psychology. In addition to her cartooning, she has done illustrations for children’s books, designed posters, and written articles for exhibitions and art movements.

  • Hart vie Kameldornholz. Windhoek: Konrad Lilienthal Publisher, 1992.
  • Art in Namibia. Windhoek: National Art Gallery of Namibia, 1997.
  • Joachim Voigt: A Namibian Artist. Windhoek: Burghardt Voigt, 2007.
  • “Art in Transition.” In Vom Schutzgebeit Bis Namibia 2000, edited by Klaus A. Hess and Klaus J. Becker. Windhoek: Klaus Hess Verlag, 2002.