Although she is known to have been active as a woodblock printmaker and painter she mostly was involved in etching and is represented in this collection by two of her chicken etching. I hope to find more one day or, if possible, a complete set.
Below the album of which 8 from 12 pictures were found.
A (1932) chicken sketch by Else Hertzer and two woodblocks (courtesy collection Mathias Tietke). The second is showing Ribnitz not far from Ahrenshoop (artist colony) on the Ostsee.
Irmgard Hoffmann is a (so far) obscured painter and sculptrice who created “Künstlerkollege”, a water colour showing Else sketching. She was no doubt a good friend. Irmgard also created the clay portrait with a striking resemblance, it could be made from a mask. Else created two portraits of Irmgard. Irmengard Hoffmann is mentioned as a painter living in Kiel in 1921 and in Munich in 1930 (Dresslers KHB). The last picture is her self portrait.
Helene Ladstätter (1892 - 1970 Vienna)
Austrian printmaker. Although her identity (family) is still a mystery she is mentioned in an article in “the Studio Magazine” 1924, Vol. 87, page 136-137. Here she is mentioned (and praised) as “Miss H. Ladstätter”. In the article were also mentioned Dr. Emma Bormann (1887-1974) and a print entitled “Dorfstrasse”. She exhibited in 1939 together with printmakers William Giles (1872-1939), Yoshijiro Urushibara (1888-1953), Engelbert Lap (1886-1970) and others at Colnaghi Art Gallery in Bondstreet London. This firm in the 1920-30s had strong connections with the art business in America possibly explaining her prints surfacing in America. She is known by 4 (alpine) woodblock prints sold/auctioned in recent years in America and England.
She was probably a member of the “Verein für Bildende Künstlerinnen Österreichs” (VBKÖ) because in 1970 her obituary is kept in its archives
Exhibited 1947 in the Große Östereichische Kunstausstellung with (a.o.) Valerie Praschniker and Elfriede Miller-Hauenfels.
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