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Artist information

Name Josefine Auspitz (1873-1943)

Other name Josefine Winter

Born Vienna, Austria

Died Theresienstadt, Czechoslovakia

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Born to a Jewish family in Vienna in 1873, painter, composer and writer Josefine Auspitz was privately tutored at home and showed early artistic promise. In 1894 she married Alfred Fröhlich of Feldau, with whom she had two children; following their divorce she was remarried to the Viennese doctor and poet Josef Winter (1857–1916). During the First World War she took over the management of a children's home and her husband founded a sanatorium and mobile epidemic laboratories for the Red Cross. Following the "Anschluss" in 1938 and the introduction of the Nuremberg Laws, Winter’s property was confiscated and her assets seized. She was deported on 15 July 1942 to the Theresienstadt ghetto, in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, where she died on 20 January 1943.

Object Details

Object type print

Medium etching

Materials and techniques etching (technique)

Unframed 19.8 x 13.8 cm

Framed 33 x 24.75 cm

Signed (lower right): 'Auspitz' and editioned (lower left) 140/200'

Acquisition Presented in memory of Renée Bromberg 2016

Accession number 2016-04

Display status not on display

This rare surviving print plays deftly with ideas of scale and foreshortening; without human presence, it conveys a mood of absence and melancholy.


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© Josefine Auspitz