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Anita Rée: Self Portrait

Anita Rée (Hamburg 1885 - Kampen 1933)

Self Portrait

Lot-No. 191 | Proceeds: 29.700,00 €

1905/07, oil/canvas/wood, 40 x 45 cm, min. rest. - Since 1905 Rée was pupil of Arthur Siebelist, who taught in the environs of Hittfeld south of Hamburg during the summer months. It was there were this life-size self portrait was made. A contemporaneous self portrait from Hittfeld, today lost, ist published in: M. Bruhns: A. R. Leben und Werk einer Hamburger Malerin, 2001, p. 13, fig. 5. - R. is one of the most eminents artists of Hamburg. She began as pupil of A. Siebelist, one of the most important painting teachers in Hamburg at that time. Since 1910 she shared a studio with F. Nölken a. F. Ahlers-Hestermann. In 1912 she took lessons with F. Léger in Paris. R. was co-founder of the Hamburg secession a. the 'Gedok'. She was also a sought-after portrait painter. Being harrassed by the Nazis she died isolated on the island of Sylt in 1933. - Mus.: Hamburg (Kunsthalle, Altonaer Mus.), Bremen (Kunsthalle), Schleswig (SHLM), Wuppertal, Rendsburg (Jüdisches Mus.), Jerusalem a. others. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit, Vollmer, Rump, Der Neue Rump, M. Bruhns: Anita Rée. Leben und Werk einer Hamburger Malerin, 2001 a. others.

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