Charlotte Anger was one of the exhibitors at the original 1914 BUGRA Das Haus der Frau exhibitions with this print “Kopfweiden” (Pollards) that showed up in 2017 in an auction. Like on many occasions before, I found it after the auction was long over. Proudly representing this forgotten printmaker with this harbour scene, finding a copy of the pollards is high on my Wishlist. Besides these 2 linoleum prints this Leipzig based artist is known from less than a handful of paintings.
Anger, Charlotte (1875* – 1957 Leipzig)
Painter and printmaker. Founder-owner of an arts and crafts graphics studio (“Buchgewerbe Werkstatt”) in Leipzig. *According to Thieme-Becker she was born in 1875.
With her (business?) partner Margarete Bartsch she ran the “Buchgewerbliche Werkstadt Anger & Bartsch”. The address Leipzig-Eustritsch, Bleicherstrasse 1 mentioned in the 1914 BUGRA address list is probably her personal address (see Dresslers KHB). The Workshop probably was situated at Leipzig Funkenburgstrasse 25.
She is represented in the 1914 BUGRA exhibition with a linocut print “Alte Kopfweiden” (old pollards along a stream) Linolschnitt” from the collections of “Frau” (Magdalena) Berger-Jahns (1860-ar. 1940) in Leipzig. She was one of the collection lenders to the BUGRA “Haus der Frau” exhibition. Charlotte Anger is also represented personally with a bookplate (“Ex-Libris”).
Besides this pollard print of which a copy showed up in a 2017 in a Bamberg auction house (sold for 40€), there’s one other example of a linocut print known: the resting sailing boats in a small harbour in this collection.
Charlotte’s Pollards prints is high on my wish list
Read more in “Das HAUS der Frau” Volume I.