Wien Urania by Hedwig Brecher Eibuschitz

Wien Urania by Hedwig Brecher Eibuschitz

Wien Urania

Hedwig Brecher Eibuschitz

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Title

Wien Urania

 
Artist
Year
c. 1925  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
4 1/8 x 6 1/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
unstated; probably less than 50 
Annotations
pencil titled in lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
stiff cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
23419 
Price
$175.00 
Description

"Urania" refers to the Urania Observatory, an educational institute and public observatory in Vienna named for the Greek goddess muse of astronomy. It was built in 1909 according to the plans of Art Nouveau architect Max Fabiani and was opened in 1910 by Franz Joseph I of Austria.

Pictured next to the structure in this etching is the Zollamtssteg bridge, a steel arched footbridge that crosses the Danube. It was designed by Martin Paul, and Josef Hackhofer and Friedrich Ohmann were architects. Anton BirĂ³ was responsible for the steel construction.

Prior to the second World War, artist Hedwig Brechner Eibunschitz was a pioneering Austrian-Jewish woman who was instrumental in starting the first art school for women and girls in Austria. She also helped form several organizations and associations to support women in the arts. As the war ramped up, she and her family fled to South Africa, where Hedwig died in 1959. Despite her important and game-changing efforts, little is known about her life and work due to overwhelmingly effective defamation campaigns of the Nazi regime toward Jewish artists.

 
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