Young Woman in a Wicker Chair, Hanns Ludwig Katz
Hanns Ludwig Katz
Young Woman in a Wicker Chair
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Hanns Ludwig Katz

Young Woman in a Wicker Chair, ca. 1933 – 1934


Dimensions
99.0 x 51.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on plywood
Inventory Number
2254
Acquisition
Acquired in 2008 with means provided by the Werner Wirthle bequest
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

Little is known about the Jewish painter Katz, who lived in Frankfurt from 1920 until 1936. After initial successes his career came to an abrupt end. Katz fled from the National Socialists and settled in South Africa, where he died in poverty in 1940. In Germany, his works, in a style between Expressionism and New Objectivity, were denounced as ‘degenerate’ and destroyed – including a work the Städel had acquired in 1925. The museum’s purchase in 2008 of Katz’s ‘Young Woman in a Wicker Chair’ marked the artist’s return to the collection.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Young Woman in a Wicker Chair
Painter
Backside
Port of Marseille
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on plywood
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 2008 with means provided by the Werner Wirthle bequest

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Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 61BB111 anonymous historical person portrayed alone - BB - woman
  • 31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure
  • 41A721 chair
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14.10.2019