Semmering (70 km South-West of Vienna).
(18 x 24 cm.)
1914: the year of the Leipzig BUGRA.
Jewish painter and printmaker. Known from less than a handful of fine flower bouquets prints reminding of the prints by Hugo Noske. Fled from Nazi Germany she tragically died of pneumonia while in exile in Paris. Her husband later was seized, deported and murdered by the Nazis. This exceptionally fine, extremely rare and wonderful example was found in England in a charity shop. It will probably have travelled as a cherished work art are personal remembering of of more happy days with refugee Jewish Germans to England.
Like so many fine artists in this collection her name has become obscured in history.
Louise (Ludovicia Leopoldine) Fraenkel Hahn
(Vienna 12-07-1878 – 1939 Paris)
Painter and printmaker. Daughter of Vienna council member, chairman of the “Telegraphen-Correspondenz-Bureaus” and editor of the „Politischen Correspondenz“ and “Hofrat” Ludwig Benedikt Hahn (1844-1925 and Emma Blümel (1850-1940). Her father in 1877 converted from Jewish to Catholic faith.
She had a brother Hans Hahn (Vienna 1879 -1934) and a sister Olga Hahn (Vienna 1882 - 1937).
Prof. Dr. Phil. Hans Hahn (Vienna 1879-1934), mathematician and philosopher, member of the Vienna Circle. Married to Eleonore (“Lilly”) Minor (b. 1885). The had a daughter, actress Nora Lallinger-Minor (Hahn) (1910-1995). He died of cancer (after surgery). He worked together with his brother-in-law (married to his sister) philosopher and mathematician Dr. Otto Neurath (1882-1945) philosopher and political economist.
Dr. Olga Hahn-Neurath (Vienna 20-07-1882 - 20-07-1937 the Hague Netherlands), mathematician and philosopher, member of the Vienna Circle. Married 1912 her brother’s friend Otto Neurath after his first wife died in childbirth. She became blinded in 1904 and was the third ever female graduate in philosophy at Vienna University. She fled Nazi persecution to Poland, Denmark then to the Netherlands where she joined her husband. She died after a lung infection following an operation.
She at first was trained at home, and 1896-1898 in the “Kunstgewerbeschule” under painter-illustrator professor Karl Karger (1848-1913) in Vienna, and 1901 in Munich “Damenakademie des Künstlerinnenverein” in “Malschule Heinrich Knirr” (1862-1944). She travelled to Italy, Greece and Paris with her husband. Studied 1907 in Paris and was influenced from French impressionism and Japonism.
Married 1903 Jewish painter Walter Fraenkel (Breslau 12-03-1879 - after 04-03-1943 murdered in Majdanek or Sobibor).
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