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Austrian Women Painters:

1893 Chicago World's Fair and Exposition


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This Page:
Irma Komlosy
Hermine Lang-Laris
Lea (von) Littrow
Rosa Obermayer Mayreder
Bertha Mueller



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(Maria Johanna) Irma Komlosy (1850 - 1919)


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Still Life with Fruits, Flowers,
Peacock, and Viennese
St. Stefan Cathedral
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representative work.





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Floral Still Life
--representative work.


Poppies (image unavailable)--exhibited in
Rotunda, Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.



Irma Komsley was born info a family of well-known painters and studied with Professor Friedrich Sturm and at the Wiener Kunstgwerbeschule.  She was also the drawing teacher for some members of the Austrian royal house, including Duchess Maria Theresia and Countess Irma Avor.  Flowers were her specialty.



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Hermine Lang-Laris (1842-1913)


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Still Life--this may or may not
have been the still life exhibited in the
Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.


Hermine Lang-Laris was born in Vienna. No other information is available online.



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Lea (Leonie, Leo) von Littrow (1860 - 1914)


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Näherin auf terrasse--
representative work.

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Chrysanthemums
--representative work.


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In a Venice Lagoon--representative work.


Park in Abbazzia (image unavailable)--exhibited in
Rotunda, Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.



Lea Littrow was an Austrian artist.  No other information is available online.



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Rosa (Obermayer) Mayreder(1858 - 1938)


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Teich auf dem Cobenzl in Wien 1896--representative work.


Roses (image unavailable)--exhibited in the
Rotunda, Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.



Rosa Obermayer Mayreder was an Austrian artist and writer, as well as a well-known free-thinker and activist for gender and peace causes.  She was born into the family of a wealthy restaurant operator (Franz Arnold Obermayer)  and his second wife Maria and had twelve sisters and brothers.  Although, as a female, she was denied the opportunity for higher education, she was allowed to participate in her brothers' Greek and Latin lessons and received art lessons from Hugo Darnaut and Edvard Charlemon.  Since women were not allowed into art schools, she  would later found the Art School for Women and Girls.  She also wrote novels, autobiographies, essays, art reviews (under the pseudonym Franz Arnold), and the libretto for Hugo Wolf's opera Der Corregidor.   She married architect Karl Mayreder.



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Bertha (Mathilda) Mueller or Müller (1848 - 1937)


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Queen Victoria--
representative work.


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Emilia Floege Playing the Mandolin--
representative work.

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Bildnis Eines Orientalischen Knabe
--representative work.


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Portrait Eines Orientalen
--representative work.


A Study (image unavailable)--exhibited in the
Rotunda, Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.



Bertha Mueller was born to Bohemian forester Leopold Franz Müller and this wife Josepha Bichler (chamber maid). In addition to Bertha, four of their children (Leopold Carol Müller and Marie Müller) and grandchildren (Rudolf Swoboda and Josephine Swoboda) were artists, as was their son-in-law Eduard Swoboda. No other information is available online.



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Text written by K. L. Nichols


Painting, top of page: Marie Konstantinovna
Bashkirtseff, In the Studio (1881).


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Posted: 6-25-02; Updated: 10-03-16