Irmgard Coninx

The foundation is named after Irmgard Coninx (1906-1999). Irmgard Coninx was a member of the publishing family Girardet, the founders of the Zurich-based daily Tages-Anzeiger. Today, the Tages-Anzeiger is owned by the Swiss media company TA-Media AG. Irmgard Coninx was a painter and photographer, educated in Karlsruhe and Paris, and married to the German book publisher Heinrich Ellermann.