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Alma del Banco: Oranges and Daffodils

Alma del Banco (Hamburg 1878 - Hamburg 1943)

Oranges and Daffodils

Lot-No. 113 | Proceeds : 4.100,00 €  

Ca. 1911, oil/canvas, 50 x 43 cm, on the stretcher sign. "Alma del Banco" as well as titled "Apfelsinen und Narzissen". - We are grateful to Dr. Friederike Weimar for the confirmation of authenticity. - Prov.: Since 1923 in a private Hamburg collection. - One of the most eminent painters a. graphic artists of the Hamburg avantgarde, around 1895 she was pupil of E. Eitner a. A. Illies at Valeska Röver"s art school in Hamburg, thereafter she studied in Paris under F. Léger a. J. Simon, she was co-founder of the Hamburg secession, member of the Hamburgische Künstlerschaft a. of the Deutscher Künstlerbund, was friends with K. Kluth, E. Hartmann, W. Grimm, G. Wohlwill, F. Ahlers-Hestermann a. A. Povorina, between WW I a. II she travelled widely through South Europe, in 1937 13 of her works from the Hamburg Kunsthalle were seized as "degenerate" by the Nazis, getting the information that she was to be deported in a concentration camp she committed suicide. - Mus.: Hamburg (u.a. Kunsthalle, Altonaer Mus.), Rendsburg (Jüdisches Mus.) a. others. - Lit.: Rump, Der Neue Rump, Vollmer, Kat. "Künstlerinnen der Avantgarde in HH", Weimar a. others.

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