Temporary arangement of all prints that have become known to me during 25 years of collecting: from my personal collection and the archive build by examples in unknown and well known collections, from old auction catalogues, from eBay and from literature (old German publishing-house catalogues, magazines and books) etc…etc..
On special request from a befriended American collector admired for his dedication and exquisite taste.
If time allows specifics, like title and measures etc.. will be added later.
In the meantime, all information, more examples (…..) etc.. are very welcomed
These pictures are arranged without origination or system. Helene Mass used to sign her prints with “just her name” and in most cases her HM monogram. Regretfully no dates, no location or edition numbers (only in very few known examples) are mentioned.
I suppose any insight in chronologic arranging will be an almost impossible task: Judgement by development in skill and technique (quality ?), knowledge about biography, a private diary art studio administration, knowledge about her travels (coast, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Helgoland)…… Only the contents of dated publishers catalogues might be helpful.
The charming prints (red-ivy, children, farmhouse) are possibly based on her memory of her native Schönlancke.
Dear print lover, passing-by visitor and reader:
While this new gallery-museum site is under construction (being build-up, stocked and arranged) priority must be given to first add all the represented artists in the index with works from the collection and if possible with the examples from the archives.
During construction the site is open to visitors, questions, feedback and suggestions.
Read more about the artists, their lives, families and careers in the new and extensive Artist Lexicon: “DAS HAUS DER FRAU, the short biographies” accompanying this exhibition.
Hundreds of new artist biographies, a private publication in 2 Volumes written conveniently in English.
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