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Maria Lassnig

Maria Lassnig was born in Austria in 1919. After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna she left to pursue her career in Paris and then New York. On her return she became the first woman to be appointed Professor of Painting at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna, a role from which she has influenced successive generations of painters. Extending beyond painting, Lassnig’s oeuvre comprises drawings as well as sculptures and animated films. In the last few years she has received numerous accolades, among them the Max Beckmann and Roswitha Haftmann Awards and the Rubens Prize of Siegen. As well as her many solo exhibitions in Austria, Germany, the USA and France, Lassnig has participated in the Venice Biennale (1982) and Documenta (1982 and 1997).

Books by Maria Lassnig
The Pen is the Sister of the Brush - Diaries 1943-1997
Other artists