Ben Uri collection

Portrait of the Artist's Sister-in-Law, Elise Reifenberg (Gabriele Tergit)

Artist information

Name Adèle Reifenberg (1893-1986)

Born Berlin, Germany

Died London, England

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Object Details

Object type painting

Medium oil on canvas

Materials and techniques oil (medium) canvas (support)

Unframed 46 x 36 cm

Acquisition Presented by Leinster Fine Art 1991

Accession number 1991-7

Display status On display in 'Refugees: The Lives of Others' until 4 June 2017

Adèle Reifenberg studied in Weimar (1911-15), before immigrating to London with her artist husband Julius Rosenbaum and establishing a painting school. A joint exhibition of their work was held at Ben Uri in 1950. The sitter in the portrait is the artist's sister-in-law, Gabriele Tergit (pen name of Dr Elise Reifenberg), a well-known novelist and secretary of the London PEN-Center of German-language Authors Abroad, who was married to Reifenberg's brother the architect Heinz Reifenberg.


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