Vera Martha Pauline Joho (née Fahrner)
*1895 Pforzheim, Germany †1987 Cuernavaca, Mexico
Vera was the older daughter of Theodor Fahrner, a well-known designer and manufacturer of Art Noveau jewelry in Pforzheim, Germany. Vera’s artistic and musical talent showed at an early age, and her father, a modern and socially progressive person, sent her to study with well-known artists both in Germany and in Paris. Among them was Amédée Ozenfant.
Vera was strong-willed and passionate in everything she did. In 1916 she married Bert (Albert) Joho, a fellow artist and a professor at the Arts and Crafts Academy in Pforzheim. They both painted and drew, taught courses at the academy, and also designed jewelry for her father.