Ben Uri collection


Artist information

Name Freda Salvendy (1887-1935)

Born Vienna, Austria

Died Malvern, England

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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.

Object Details

Object type painting

Medium watercolour on paper

Materials and techniques watercolour (medium) paper (support)

Unframed 35.5 x 45.5 cm

Acquisition gift

Accession number 1987-356

Display status not on display


painting | portrait

Selected exhibition history

1945 Exhibition of Paintings by A.A Wolmark (Konstam Collection), Dobrinsky Paris, and a selection of work from the Ben Uri Collection

1946 Ben Uri Collection of Paintings, Sculpture & Drawings

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