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Georg Rössner
'Portrait of the Fashion Designer, Lieselotte Friedländer', Weimar Republic Oil

Circa 1926

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A substantial, early twentieth century Modernist portrait of the influential German fashion designer, Lieselotte Friedländer, shown seated in a period, chrome-steel garden chair set against a woodland scene. Signed lower left, 'Georg W. Rössner' (German, 1885-1972), titled 'Bildnis Lieselotte Friedländer' and painted circa 1926; original artist card attached verso. Born in 1898, Lieselotte Friedländer moved to Berlin with her family in 1909. By the mid-1920s, she had established herself as the Weimar Republic's most influential fashion designer. Her drawings of elegant, adventurous women soon overflowed Berlin’s cafe landscape to become iconic templates for the avant-garde and feminists world-wide. Friedländer's fashion vision contributed significantly to women’s increasing emancipation in the professions, social activism, sports and self-determined eroticism. The 1930s, and the darkness which followed, brought an abrupt end to Friedländer’s dazzling career. Categorized as “one-quarter Jewess” under Nazi racial laws, she endured the enmity of the German government and the complete suppression of her work. This lyrical study of the fashion designer, shown in her late twenties, was painted by Georg Rössner, who studied in Berlin and Rome and, later, in Paris with Lovis Corinth. Rössner was a member of the committees of both the Berlin and Munich Sezession movements and, in 1920, was appointed professor at Berlin’s Stäatlichen Künstschule. He exhibited internationally with success including at the 1929 Paris Exhibition des Peintres-Graveurs Allemands and his work is held in the permanent collection of the National Gallery in Berlin. Rössner’s elegantly powerful portrait of Lieselotte Friedländer is a poignant reminder of her enduring legacy. Accompanied by a first edition copy of Lieselotte Friedlaender (1898-1973) by Burcu Dogramaci; published 2001 by Ernst Wasmuth Verlag Tübingen, Berlin. Reference: E. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Jacques Busse, 1999 Nouvelle Édition, Gründ 1911, Vol. 11, p.938; Thieme-Becker Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zu Gengenwart, Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag 1992, Vol. 27/28, p. 504; Vollmer Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler des 20. Jarhhunderts, Hans Vollmer, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag 1992, Vol. 4, p. 91; et al.

Details

  • Artist
    Georg Rössner (1885 - 1972, German)
  • Creation Year
    Circa 1926
  • Dimensions
    Height: 48.75 in. (123.83 cm)Width: 35 in. (88.9 cm)Depth: .75 in. (1.91 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    minor restoration; unframed.
  • Gallery Location
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3444661072

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