Art Diary

About Women: Female Destinies in the Böhme Collection

9 July 2021

The Museum of the Lost Generation, which opened in Salzburg in 2017, is home to a collection of more than 400 works by artists from central and eastern Europe whose careers were truncated by the rise of Nazism. While a number of those artists labelled ‘degenerate’ by the Third Reich, such as Max Beckmann and Otto Dix, are well known to us today, many other modernists were cast into shadow. This exhibition (15 July–January 2022) focuses on the stories of little-known women artists in the collection – painters such as Hanna Bekker vom Rath, Lisa Rodewald and Anna Krüger (a student of Beckmann’s), who learned their trade in the 1920s and ’30s but were banned from practising as artists under the Nazis. Find out more from the Museum of the Lost Generation’s website.

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Max Beckmann (1884–1950) and his wife Quappi (1904–1986) (c. 1930), Anna Krüger.

Max Beckmann and his wife Quappi (c. 1930), Anna Krüger. Photo: Hubert Auer; © Anna Krüger

Extended self-portrait (1937), Maria von Heider-Schweinitz.

Extended Self-Portrait (1937), Maria von Heider-Schweinitz. Photo: Hubert Auer; © Maria von Heider-Schweinitz

Textile picture with a self-portrait and a portrait of Trude Willner (n.d.), Lisa Rodewald.

Textile Picture with a Self-Portrait and a Portrait of Trude Willner (n.d.), Lisa Rodewald. Photo: Hubert Auer; © Lisa Rodewald

Woman painter at her easel (n.d.), Hanna Bekker vom Rath.

Woman Painter at Her Easel (n.d.), Hanna Bekker vom Rath. Photo: Florian Stürzenbaum; © Hanna Bekker vom Rath