Detail of piece by Otto Neumann

Otto Neumann: Selections from the Rothschild Collection

Sep 23, 2016 – Dec 11, 2016
Every Tue-Sun12pm – 5pm
Adults: $5 Children (12 and under): Free!
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This exhibition presents more than 100 drawings, watercolors and prints by German artist Otto Neumann (1895-1975). Neumann, a Gentile who refused to divorce his Jewish wife, Hilde Rothschild, lived with the constant strain of the political climate in Germany in the 1920s to '50s. During this period of oppression, Neumann, by all accounts a ponderous and introverted type, drew strength from his love of family and of literature and was prolific in his art. Not surprisingly given the climate in which Neumann lived, many of the literary works he illustrates speak of conflict, journeys under duress, and personal and ethical crises. Introspective self-portraits and drawings and paintings of his wife and daughter are also on view and show a closely bonded family under strain. This exhibition gives a unique window into the life of a reserved man with a revolutionary spirit.


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