Czech artist, Emma Loewenstamm specialised in etched portraits imbued with the spirit of their subjects. She worked with a gentle sensitivity and there’s a timeless quality to her portrayals. Take, for example, her depiction of Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) - with an inquisitive brow and discerning expression, he remains as spellbinding as ever.
Alongside her work as a portraitist, she painted landscapes and interiors.
Born in Nachód, Bohemia, Czech Republic to Berthold Löwenstamm (1833-1913) and Cäcilie Löwenstamm, née Goldschmid (1839-1910).
Moved with her family to Vienna.
Studied under Ferdinand Schmutzer (1870-1928).
Worked in Vienna, Prague and Gablonz.
Began exhibiting works.
Joined the Vienna Artists' Etching Club.
Portrait of Leo Tolstoy
Portrait of Arthura Schnitzler-Löewenstamm
Moved to Gablonz with her partner Ernst Viktor Zenker, a writer.
Portrait of Hideyo Noguchi. From our collection.
Died. Prague, Bohemia, Czech Republic.