Berta´s talent drew attention very early. No scrap
of paper was safe from her. More and more often she
heard the request "Come on, Bertel! Draw me!".
In May 1921 she entered
the Marienhöhe Institute, a boarding school for
Hardly eighteen, she
took the train for Munich to take the entrance exams
at the Academy of Applied Arts.
"Up to now I
don´t like being in Munich at all, I feel terribly
lonely", complained Berta Hummel to her parents
after six days in the big city.
Professors and students
without exception testified that her talent in every
way equaled her eagerness to study, be it water-colors
or oil paintings, be it collages, paintings of animals,
landscapes or still lifes. She was especially good in