Woman of the week:

Lou Andreas-Salomé

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Lou Andreas-Salomé


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Woman of the week:

Joan Mitchell

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Joan Mitchell


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Woman of the week:

Anna Pavlova

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Woman of the week:

Sophie Tucker

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Sophie Tucker

(née Sonya Kalish, married Tuck)
born on 13 January 1884 in Russia during the journey from Tulchyn, Ukraine, to the USA
died on 9 February 1966 in New York, NY

US-American Entertainer and Jazz Singer
50th anniversary of death on 9 February 2016


Sophie Tucker, famous for her powerful voice and suggestive stage presence, was one of the most popular vaudeville entertainers in the US from her New York début in 1906 on. She developed a unique personal style with her program of risqué songs and jokes, ragtime, jazz and sentimental ballads. Tucker’s own career is the best evidence for her conviction that hard work and connections lead to success. The daughter of Jewish immigrants was born in Russia during her mother’s journey to join her husband to America. Sophie grew up in Hartford, Connecticut, where she helped out in her parents’ restaurant …

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Woman of the week:

Paula Modersohn-Becker

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Born 8 February 1876 in Dresden
Died 21 November 1907 in Worpswede

German Painter
140th birthday 8 February 2016


Paula Modersohn-Becker, whose career was cut tragically short by her death at 31, was one of the boldest German artists of her epoch. She ranged far beyond the regional nature portrayals of her Worpswede colleagues and anticipated the international artistic developments of the 20th century. Her absolute devotion to her art completely contradicted the norms of feminine behavior of her time; but this “egoistic” determination and self-assertion were the keys to her character and her incredible artistic achievements. She recognized at an early age that “false altruism distracts from one’s great goal.” Her great goal was her creative work: “…I …

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Woman of the week:

Kate Chopin

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Woman of the week:

Lydia Tschukowskaja

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