the reconstruction of a forgotten exhibition.
A virtual display of colour woodblock prints created by German women artists 1900 - 1939 from a private collection. A monument to the artists who took part in a forgotten 1939 exhibition to commemorate the 1914 Leipzig BUGRA exhibitions organised in an all women pavilion.
It is also the home of several other collections of forgotten and neglected painters and graphic artists.
Website under construction
The construction of this website started in March 2022. The actual filling with content (pictures of the private and personal collection + archive) will be an ongoing one-man enterprise undertaken by its builder, owner, director, general manager, curator, author and exhibition organiser: me. Because of its size and volume it will probably take the rest of 2022 (…..) to complete.
When it is finished it will be the ultimate reference guide to German woodblock printmaking by pioneering (women) artists born 1850-1900 and who were creative 1900-1935.
Instead of making the contents accessible for “members” and fee-paying guests it was decided during construction to make the pictures gallery an open and free source. The (necessary…) accompanying texts, artist biographies etc…., the book-keeping of my personal collection and the result of 20 years of research, is available on request as a limited edition book (2 volumes, ed. Jan. 2022) or as an actualised (to this day) PDF. Work and up-dating are continuous. (Book: 18/25 available).
During construction this new and developing website will be open and on-line for friends and lucky passers-by. During summer the time consuming work is competing with the great outdoors.
The accompanying exhibition book is a 500 page Lexicon in 2 Volumes and a Who-is-Who of colour woodblock printmaking (“Farbholzschnitt”) in Imperial and Weimar Germany.