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City of Women: Female Artists in Vienna from 1900 to 1938

City of Women: Female Artists in Vienna from 1900 to 1938

By: Silvie Aigner, Dieter Bogner, Sabine Fellner, Julie Johnson, Alexander Klee, Katharina Lovecky, Gabriela Nagler, Elisabeth Novak-Thaller, Sabine Plakolm, Stella Rollig, Stella Rollig (Editor), Sabine Fellner (Editor)

A long overdue retrospective on the women artists who shaped Viennese Modernism at the beginning of the 20th century

Although overshadowed by their male colleagues, many important women artists carved out successful careers in early 20th-century Vienna. They exhibited across Europe and their work was acquired by royal, state, and private collectors. Their names, however, are largely unknown today and their masterpieces relegated to footnotes in history. Artists such as Elena Luksch-Makowsky, Helene Funke, Erika Giovanna Klien, Ilse Bernheimer, Maria Cyrenius, Friedl Dicker, Marie Egner, and Louise Fraenkel-Hahn are profiled in this book along with vibrant reproductions of their works. The remarkable stories of how many of these women found their way to Vienna from Germany, Russia, and beyond are enhanced by explorations of their contributions to such movements as Atmospheric Impressionism, Secessionism, Expressionism, Kineticism, and New Objectivity. This book shows how the ingenuity and perseverance of these artists enabled them not only to carve out a place alongside their more renowned male peers, but also to create their own associations and exhibitions and become a pivotal part of the Viennese Modernism movement.

Exhibition Itinerary: Belvedere, Vienna (January 25–May 19, 2019)
In both German and English 


Hardcover
304 pages; 200 illustrations
Prestel 2019
9.7 x 1.3 x 12.4 inches
ISBN 9783791358659

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