NEW YORK SCHOOL ART GALLERY - Anni Neumann






ANNI NEUMANN - Artwork from Berlin in the 1920s and 1930s to her eventual and miraculous 1930's escape to freedom to what will be the new Israel!





Anne Neumann 1906(Germany)-1955 (Israel)

Anni studied Art from 1924-1927 at the Reimann School in Berlin. In 1932, she was quickly propelled to the larger artistic world by one of the jury members of the Grosse Berliner Kunstaustellung who saw her work. She received the Adolf Donat Prize at this important annual exhibition. Donat was the most respected Art writer in Berlin. Her artistic career which was just successful commencing was suddenly stopped by the ascent of Hitler to power. She escaped Germany with her portfolios and a steamer trunk and arrived in Eratz, Israel. Here, she exhibited her art regularly and was involved with the establishment of the State of Israel. Anni illustrated numerous children's books, magazine covers, ( Hadar a popular agricultural magazine), portraits, and became famous for her humanistic touching figurative work. Her portraits of Henrietta Szold (founder of Hadassah)are memorable and have been acclaimed. Anni created stirring works related to the Holocaust and made an anti-nazi poster design which was apropriate for atrocities then occurring with the English and Arabs. Please see the dramatic original poster art which demands, "Don't let this happain again!"

Exhibitions:

1932-Grosse Berliner Kunstaustellung (Great Berlin Exhibition)
1940 - two exhibitions Dizengoff Museum (a two-story building which was the house of the mayor Meir Dizengoff and has become a museum. It was there, on may 14th, 1948 that members of the state council and leaders of the Jewish population and the Zionist Movement declared the establishment of the state of Israel.
1949 - travelled and exhibited in South America (Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil) She was also publicizing her book, "My Feeling is that Art is not Created in the Hand or Brain of the Artist but in the Heart and Soul".
1950 on - numerous group shows until her passing in 1955.
1955- MEMORIAL EXHIBITION AT THE TEL AVIV MUSEUM.



GERMAN PERIOD

Logo Design(German Period) Ink on paper, mounted on cream-colored coated paper. Number 34 in the Berlin Exhibition. 1932. 9 3/8" x 5 7/8". Prov: Neumann family.




Original Art for Poster Design for the Great Berlin Exhibition(This was "THE" art exhibition). 1932. Ink and watercolor/Gouache on Cream-colored coated paper. 12 3/4" X 11 7/8". Prov: Neumann family.





Hand lettering of book Title by Herbert Eulenberg. Ink on cream-colored coated paper.1920s (Germany). 10 3/4" x 9 5/8". Prov: Neumann family.


Nude. Intaglio on Cream-colored paper (Germany) Dec., 1926. Sheet: 12 7/8" x 9 7/8". Image: 10 1/4" x 7 7/8". Hand=signed and dated. Prov: Neumann family.



Portrait of Hilda. Watercolor on paper. 1925. 15 3/4" x 11 3/4".





Young Girl. Watercolor on thick watercolor paper. 14 1/2" x 11 5/8". On verso is a 1926 Nude watercolor with artist's cross-outs rejection.(Palestine/Israel Period)



Girl with Basket of Fruit. Paint Washes on paper. 14 1/2" x 11". (Israel)



Happy New Year Greeting Card. Watercolor on paper. (Israel)