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Erik und Jula Isenburger
Erik und Jula Isenburger

Erik und Jula Isenburger

Von Frankfurt nach New York


304 Pages, 9 x 11

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $47.95 (US $47.95) (CA $64.95)

Publication Date: January 2018

ISBN 9783731906261

Rights: US & CA

Michael Imhof Verlag (Jan 2018)

Price: $47.95


The visual artist Eric Isenburger and his wife and muse, expressionist dancer Jula Isenburger, are among the 20th century's forgotten artistic personalities. Now, for the first time, the Museum Giersch der Goethe-Universität is dedicating a comprehensive retrospective exhibition in Eric's native city. As Jews living in Berlin, Eric and his wife were subject to repressive measures by the National Socialist dictatorship as early as 1933, so they fled to Paris, Stockholm, and Southern France. In 1941, they finally obtained visas for the USA where they lived for the rest of their lives. Despite these often difficult conditions, Eric Isenburger created an original artistic oeuvre comprising portraits, landscapes, and still lifes.

Author Biography

Rolf Jessewitsch earned his PhD in art history from Bonn in 1986. From 1989 to 1991 he worked as the founding director of  the Wilhelm Fabry Museum in Hilden. In 2015 he became the CEO oft the Center for Persecuted Arts Ltd. He is a board member of the Best Foundation at the Kunstmuseum Bayreuth and of the Professor Max Kratz Foundation. Susanne Wartenburg has degrees in art history, film sciences, and East Asian art history from the Free University of Berlin and University of Warwick in England. During her studies, she worked as a freelancer for the Galerie Neue Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen in Dresden. Since 2014, she has been an academic colleague at Museum Giersch.