Rare and obscured printmaker visiting Paris in 1908. Friends with Agnes von Bülow-Salomon and no doubt acquainted with the works of Albert Marquet and the other Mont Martre circle artist.
Their existence, their dating and the connections to Paris, Gertrud Stein, Gabrielle Munter and the Mont Martre artists gathered in Paris at the time make these 3 Paris prints (with those by Agnes Salomon) of historic importance. They help to explain the birth of Modern Printmaking in Germany.
These prints came into this collection by a very special way. They were not meant to be released from the Wippermann family estate but somehow were obtained legally in auction. The Wippermann family, reassured knowing they were in the best possible and secure place.
Contact with the Wippermann family revealed the connection with Agnes Salomon who had been before the subject of intensive research after Agnes Salomons personal diary-poetry album found in a Bruxelles flea market had founds its way to me.
A copy of Agnes’ print “Au Café” (below) was among Marie Wippermanns possessions. Read all about the remarkable conditions leading to this prints in this collection in Vol-I.
Zurek-Rübmann, Charlotte (Magdeburg 19-09-1910 – 17-10-1971 Worpswede)
Painter, illustrator, graphic artist and printmaker. Student of Maryan Zurek in Magdeburg who she later married. Known graphically by two linoleum-cut prints: “Village view” & “Tulips: (both dated 1931 and signed Ch. Rübmann….)
She married Marianus(Maryan)Josef Stanislaus Ambrosius Zurek, (Magdeburg 24-11-1889 – 20-09-1943 Worpswede)
Painter, sculptor and teacher. Studied at Magdeburg “Kunstgewerbeschule” under prof. Hermann Knackfuß (1848-1915), in Switserland, Italy, Austria and in Kassel Academy Hans Olde (1855-1917) and Carl Wünnenberg (1850-1929). Taught at Magdeburg “Volkshochschule”. Moved 1938 from Magdeburg to Worpswede. He is probably related to a “Steinbruch-betrieb” company Zurek near Magdeburg. He died of a heart attack after having been interrogated by the Gestapo.
Their 2 sons:
1) Sergius Zurek was cabinet maker in Worpswede. His children Tatjana and Fedja.
2) Nikolaj Zurek (born Magdeburg 1936): photographer. With his family moved to Worpswede in 1938. Studied at Bremen “Staatliche Kunstschule” and moved 1956 to San Francisco USA working as a photographer.
She married 1946 author Gustav Schenk, who was installed by the allied forces as mayor of Worpswede after WW-II in 1945. The marriage ended in divorce in 1954.
In 1954 she married merchant Wilhelm Eilers who for many years had supported her and her first husband. They moved to Bremen and travelled extensively in Europe.
She is mentioned in several books about Worpswede artists and is buried with her first husband, her son Sergius and grandson Fedja in Worpswede cemetery. As an artist she preferred a life in obscurity but some 300 works by her are known and kept in private collections.
Dresslers KHB 1930: Magdeburg Blücherstraße 3. Member VSMBA.
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.
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