Bontjes van Beek, Jan

(1899 - 1969)

Jan Bontjes van Beek was a German ceramist, sculptor and dancer. He studied pottery from 1921 to 1923 and opened his workshop in Fischerhude. After the War he worked as a professor in East-Berlin, but he moved back to West Germany in 1950 and started working for Alfred Ungewiß.

His daughter Cato was a member of the Rote Kapelle resistance group during the War.