Hunzinger was born Ingeborg Franck to a Jewish mother. In 1932 Ingeborg joined the Communist Party. She began her studies in arts in 1935 and was master pupil of Ludwig Kasper in 1938/39. In 1939 the Nazis prevented her from studying further and she emigrated to Italy. There she met the German painter Helmut Ruhmer. In 1942 they had to return to Germany and had two children. However, because of Ingeborg's part-Jewish ancestry they were not allowed to marry.
Ruhmer was killed in the last year of World War II and Ingeborg married Adolf Hunzinger in the mid-fifties, with whom she had her third child. After a divorce from Hunzinger she married the sculptor Robert Riehl in the mid-sixties.
Hunzinger resumed her arts studies in East Berlin in the early fifties; she was a master pupil of Fritz Cremer and Gustav Seitz. She taught at the arts school in Berlin-Weißensee and worked from 1953 as free-lance artist. She joined later the Party of Democratic Socialism.
Hunzinger was the grandmother of the writer Julia Franck.
Block of Women
(erected 1995) — see: Rosenstrasse protest
Karl Liebknecht (1998)
Mathilde Jacob (1998)
- Christel Wollmann-Fiedler: Ingeborg Hunzinger. Die Bildhauerin. Wuppertal: HP Nacke Verlag, 2005. ISBN 3-9808059-6-4
- "Ingeborg Hunzinger gestorben", Junge Welt (20 July 2009) (German)
- "'Made to look silly and laughable'—the PDS in Germany reacts to the erection of a statue of Rosa Luxemburg" by Stefan Steinberg, World Socialist Web Site (27 January 1999)
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- Short biography and list & B/W photos of her works in Berlin (German)
- "93-Jährige formt Denkmal für Rosa Luxemburg" ("93-year-old forms memorial for Rosa Luxemburg") by Kathrin Hedtke, Der Tagesspiegel (15 April 2008) (German)
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