By Andrea Jahn
Rediscovered! Charlotte Berend-Corinth, an unfairly neglected artist.
Quite apart from her position as the wife and model of Lovis Corinth (1858–1925), Charlotte Berend-Corinth (1880–1967) shone as an artist and was, like Käthe Kollwitz, one of the few women members of the Berlin Secession. This monograph is dedicated to this highly gifted, successful, and unfairly neglected artist, presenting an impressive synopsis of her oeuvre.
Berend-Corinth pursued a remarkable career with ultra-modern, radical subjects in the Berlin of the 1910s and 1920s until she was compelled to leave Germany and to emigrate to the United States due to her Jewish ancestry. Her early work, in which she captured the permissive mood of the Berlin art and theater scene during the 1910s and 1920s, represents one main area of focus, as do the later portraits of famous personalities of her time and some of her remarkable self-portraits, still lifes, and landscape pictures.
192 pages, 100 color plates
Text in German and English
6.75 x 9.5 inches
Monograph, Women Artists