Loewenstamm, Emma (1879-1941)

Loewenstamm, Emma (1879-1941)

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.

1879

Born in Nachód, Bohemia, Czech Republic to Berthold Löwenstamm (1833-1913) and Cäcilie Löwenstamm, née Goldschmid (1839-1910).

c. 1890

Moved with her family to Vienna.

Studied under Ferdinand Schmutzer (1870-1928).

Worked in Vienna, Prague and Gablonz.

1901

Began exhibiting works.

Joined the Vienna Artists' Etching Club.

c. 1907

c. 1910

Portrait of Leo Tolstoy

Portrait of Leo Tolstoy

1911

Portrait of Arthura Schnitzler-Löewenstamm

Portrait of Arthura Schnitzler-Löwenstamma

c. 1915

1920

Moved to Gablonz with her partner Ernst Viktor Zenker, a writer.

1922

Portrait of Hideyo Noguchi. From our collection.

Hideyo Noguchi

1941

Died. Prague, Bohemia, Czech Republic.

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