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Dunkelhaarige Dame im Lehnstuhl | o. D.
Dunkelhaarige Dame im Lehnstuhl | o. D.
Dunkelhaarige Dame im Lehnstuhl | o. D.

Dunkelhaarige Dame im Lehnstuhl | o. D.

Julie Wolfthorn

1864 Thorn — 1944 Theresienstadt

Julie Wolfthorn was born the fifth child of a Jewish family in Thorn on the Vistula River, which at the time was in Western Prussia. Her father, died shortly before she was born, and her mother Mathilde died when she was just six years old. She and her sisters were sent to live with their grandmother, who moved to Berlin with all of them in 1883. In 1890, Wolfthorn began training as a painter and graphic artist, presumably in the painting school of the Society of Women Artists of Berlin. In the early 1890s, Wolfthorn spent some time studying in Paris at the Academie Colarossi. After returning to Berlin, she enrolled at the painting and drawing school for ladies run by Curt Herrmann. In the years thereafter until 1904, Wolfthorn participated in the annual exhibitions in the Glaspalast in Munich. In the summer of 1897, she visited the artists’ colony in Worpswede, and in 1898 she joined the Society of Women Artists of Berlin. In May 1898, she was also one of the founding members of the Berlin Secession, though she later left because she felt disadvantaged in it. All the same, she took part in the Secession’s exhibitions until 1917.

Artist works

Dunkelhaarige Dame im Lehnstuhl | o. D.
Dark-haired woman in an armchair | no date
Oil on canvas
67 x 83 cm
(Photo: Hubert Auer © Julie Wolfthorn)

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