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Fresh look at the talented Lotte

Dealer Agnews holds exhibition of German artist’s work 30 years after its first showcase

In 1937, artist Lotte Laserstein’s (1898-1993) promising career in Berlin came to a halt.

That year she had two paintings exhibited in the Salon in Paris, another in the Galerie Moderne in Stockholm. But although in Germany her works were gathering acclaim, she was rapidly falling out of favour with the state.

The Nazis declared Laserstein a ‘three-quarter Jew’ and she was forced to abandon her studio. She emigrated to Sweden as her works in public institutions fell prey to Nazi iconoclasm. Following the Second World War, much attention was given to abstract art and her realist paintings fell into obscurity.

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