Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943) Salomon was a German Jewish artist who, while hiding from the Nazis in the south of France, created a series of over 700 autobiographical paintings - including the self portrait here - in a two year period. She was deported to Auschwitz in 1943 where she was gassed at the age of 26 while five months pregnant.
Murdered at Auschwitz, Charlotte Salomon Survives Through Her Art – The Arty Semite – Forward.com
credit is Collection Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam. Charlotte Salomon around 1939 which I think is most effective since it wasn't long after this that the war, the work and her death all happened in a really compressed time. Photo: Jewish Historical Museum Amster
Charlotte Salomon, from Life? or Theater? 1940-1943 Gouache on paper. (Courtesy Contemporary Jewish Museum)
Charlotte Salomon. Franziska Kann tells her daughter Charlotte about heaven from "Life? or Theatre?"
Charlotte Salomon. German-Jewish Painter born in Berlin. (1917 - 1943) refer
Charlotte Salomon (The best website to visit to get to know about the life and work of Charlotte Salomon is the “joods historisch museum”.)
Charlotte Salomon, from Life? or Theater? 1940-1943 Gouache on paper (Courtesy Contemporary Jewish Museum)
* Charlotte Salomon, from Life? or Theater? 1940-1943 Gouache on paper. (Courtesy Reading Charlotte Salomon) Beyond the thematic complexity, the inventive compositions and fetching use of color the most intriguing aspect of Life? or Theater? is the message embodied by the work itself. Four-months pregnant, Salomon was murdered, almost certainly upon her arrival, at Auschwitz in 1943. Thus, Life? or Theater? exists as a most poignant reminder that art is tangible evidence of a life lived.