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... hidden in the city Berlin.
At the beginning of the 20th century, female artists are a rare breed. Their works are sequestered at the back of the most important museums or in dusty archives. That is not the case in Das Verborgene Museum in Berlin-Charlottenburg. Until 10 March 2019, an exhibition about the famous Amsterdam-Jewish photographer Maria Austria (1915-1975) is displayed in the Hidden Museum.
Austria was born as Marie Oestreicher in Carlsbad in 1915. In 1937, she fled her home country to the Netherlands, where she thought she’d be safer. Three years later, the Nazis occupied Holland. Austria’s husband was deported to the Westerbork transit camp. She escaped into hiding. Following the war, she and her second husband, Henk Jonker, established a photojournalism agency, Particam Pictures, and Austria became one of the most respected cultural photographers of the 20th century, specializing in images of avant-garde, experimental theater.
Maria Austria, The Dancer Ellen Edinoff, Amsterdam 1965
MARIA AUSTRIA 1915 – 1975
An Amsterdam Neo-Realist Photographer
Until 10 March 2019
DAS VERBORGENE MUSEUM
Schlüterstraße 70, 10625 Berlin
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