Ben Uri collection

Work by Freda Salvendy

Freda Salvendy, painter and graphic artist, was born in Vienna in 1887. At the age of fifteen, she began attending art school and later continued her education in Frankfurt with the artists Albin Egger-Lienz and Felix A. Harta. Salvendy was a founding member of the Bewegung (‘Movement’), an association of artists who advocated spirituality as the purpose of art as opposed to the decorative tendencies of the Art Nouveau movement. She was also a member of the Wiener Frauenkunst (‘Viennese Association of Female Artists and Craftswomen’) and one of the few women to become a member of the Hagenbund, an influential art association in post World War I Vienna. As the Nazi threat increased, Salvendy fled to England in 1938 where she abruptly discontinued her active artistic career and died in Malvern, Worcestershire in 1965.

1 work/s by this artist from the collection are shown below. For a more detailed record and image please click on the link.


Object type painting

Accession number 1987-356