Died New York, USA
Eugen Spiro was born in Poland in 1874. After studying art in Breslau and Munich, he relocated to Paris to study the French masters, becoming a Professor at the Académie Moderne and co-founding the Salon d’Automne. Returning to Berlin in 1914, Spiro was appointed Chairman of the progressive Secession and Professor of the Academy of Arts. Following Hitler’s rise to power, however, he fled to Paris in 1935, co-founding, co-directing and chairing the Union des Artistes Libres. Forced to flee again in 1940, he settled in America, travelling via Spain and Portugal.
Object type painting
Medium oil on canvas
Unframed 55 x 46 cm
Signed signed and dated, bottom right: Spiro '10
Acquisition Bequest of Miss Stephanie Ellen Kohn 1990 in memory of her parents Franz and Margarethe Kohn (nee Schottlander) and her brother Ludwig who perished in the Holocaust
Accession number 1990-6
Display status not on display
Spiro’s early portraits of women appeared frequently (often as cover images) in the magazine of the Jugendstil (Art Nouveau movement) in Germany.