HIRSCHFELD-MACK, LUDWIG (1893-1965), artist and teacher, was born on 11 July 1893 at Frankfurt am Main, Germany, son of Ernst Hirschfeld, a manufacturer of leather goods, and his wife Clara, née Mack, both members of the Evangelical Reformed Church. Young Ludwig was encouraged to express his inquisitive nature through art. After attending the Muster gymnasium at Frankfurt am Main, he studied painting and crafts at the Debschitz Schule, Munich, and attended lectures in art history at the University of Munich. Conscripted into the German Army at the outbreak of World War I, he was promoted lieutenant and won the Iron Cross. In 1917 he married Elenor Wirth who brought him into contact with the Society of Friends.
On being discharged at the end of the war, Hirschfeld attended the Stuttgart Academy where he was introduced to colour theory and printmaking. In 1919 he enrolled at the Weimar Bauhaus, studied under ...Read more at the source website