Woman of the week:

Cecilia Beaux

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Cecilia Beaux


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Woman of the week:

Christiane Marianne von Ziegler

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Christiane Marianne von Ziegler


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Woman of the week:

Clara Immerwahr, verh. Haber

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Frauenbild


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Woman of the week:

Katharina von Siena

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Katharina von Siena


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Woman of the week:

May Hofer

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May Hofer (Foto: Arno Pertl)

Born 8 September 1896 in Chybi near Krakow
Died 3 May 2000 in Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy

South Tyrolean artist (enamellist)


As a child of the Danube Monarchy (Austro-Hungarian Empire) May was relocated early – after the early death of her father in 1909 – to Pola on the Adriatic Sea and the largest city in Istria (now Pula, Croatia), where her mother’s brothers, both naval officers, were stationed. Here she experienced the elegance of the Empire in its last years, an experience which would influence her for the rest of her life. Filled with the artistic desire to create something herself, May moved to Vienna during the first World War, where she attended courses at the Academy for Applied Art …

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