The Feminine Statement. Female Artists in the XXth Century

In our forthcoming exhibition ‚The Feminine Statement. Female Artists in the XXth Century‘ we are paying tribute to a historic event: the opening of German art colleges for women, 100 years ago. After all, from 1919 on, women were allowed to study here without restrictive conditions. This professional education afforded them the opportunity to make their art a profession for their living and to find public recognition – even if there still were a great number of social prejudices and hurdles on their ways to a successful career.
 
The exhibition will give you an idea of the creative potential of the Classic Modern Art’s paintresses and sculptresses and illustrate their independent contributions to the development of modern art through creativity, daring, and self-assertion.
 
Thus, Lotte Laserstein and Johanna Schütz-Wolff ranked among the first generation of women attending an art college and even teaching. Renée Sintenis, Marg Moll and Louise Stomps who, as sculptresses, turned to the allegedly ‚most unfeminine of all arts‘, considerably contributed to an acceptance of art created by women in Germany.
 
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Artists:
 

Lotte Laserstein | Woman Portrait | 1940s | oil and gouache on paper | signed | 40 x 32.5 cm
Lotte Laserstein | Woman Portrait | 1940s | oil and gouache on paper | signed | 40 x 32.5 cm