Under the title "Lotte Laserstein. Im Blick ", Galerie Ludorff will be showing works by the exceptional German-Swedish artist Lotte Laserstein in a large-scale solo exhibition from March 23 to April 29, 2023.
The exhibition opening will take place on Thursday, March 23, 2023, from 7 to 9 pm.
Lotte Laserstein (1898-1993) is a painter of the "lost generation" who had her breakthrough between the two world wars and was hardly noticed in Germany after 1945. After studying at the Akademische Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Berlin, her career began no later than 1931 with her first solo exhibition at the Gurlitt Gallery (Berlin) and her participation in the Great Berlin Art Exhibition at Bellevue Palace.
From 1933 onwards, the National Socialists made her work increasingly difficult due to her Jewish origins, eventually making it impossible. In 1937 she emigrated to Sweden, where she lived until her death in 1993.
In 2003, her work was comprehensively presented to the public for the first time at the Verborgenes Museum (Berlin). Under the title "Lotte Laserstein. Face to Face," museum exhibitions in Frankfurt and Berlin followed in 2018/19 in collaboration with the Städel Museum and the Berlinische Galerie.
Her impressive portraits show the image of the modern woman. Stylistically, she moves between Realism and New Objectivity, although it is precisely the comparison with the latter that underscores the independence of her Realism.