Museum of the Nötscher Kreis

Lisl ENGELS, Selbstbildnis (Ausschnitt), 1956, Privatbesitz

Archive of the Exhibition of 2017


Exhibition in the Museum of the Nötscher Kreis
from 9. April – 29. Oktober 2017

In addition to the presentation of works by the four Nötsch painters, another essential task of the Museum of the Nötscher Kreis is showing their diverse contacts to the cultural scene of their time. Connections to major painters of the first half of the 20th Century like Carl Moll and Gustav Klimt or artist colleagues, for example, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka have been published several times; however, little research has been done into the relationships between the painters of the Nötscher Kreis and female artists of that era.

On this occasion, the Museum of the Nötscher Kreis offers in its current exhibition insights into the acquaintances and relationships of the Nötsch artists to Cornelia Gurlitt, Rose Summer-Leypold, Maria Lassnig, Lisl Engels, Hilde Frodl and Regina Peschges. A selection of over 50 works clarifies stylistic similarities and illustrates impulses, but also points to artistic contrasts. A large amount of documentation material illuminates and provides evidence of the contact between the Nötsch painters and the respective female artists. Some of the women were students of Anton Kolig, such as Rose Sommer-Leyopld or Regina Peschges, and so others came to visit, to get artistic advice and suggestions in Nötsch, such as Lisl Engels or the young Maria Lassnig. As different as the personal life of these artists has been, what they all have in common is their life-long connection to the artists of the Nötscher Kreis.

Curator: Sigrid Diewald

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Folder Ausstellung 2017 (pdf)