Ilna Ewers-Wunderwald (1875-1957) was a true Art Nouveau icon. Before the First World War the myth-loving artist was celebrated by art critics, but then fell into oblivion for more than 100 years.
Literature connoisseurs still know her today as the wife of the scandalous writer Hanns Heinz Ewers (1871-1943), whose books she illustrated. From 28 February to 23 June 2019, an exhibition of the complex artist was shown at the Bröhan Museum in Berlin.
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The visual artist, fashion designer, cabaret artist and translator Ilna Ewers-Wunderwald has had such a complex and intense effect that it is amazing how she could almost completely fall into oblivion. She has been inspired for her works by adventurous world travels to South America, Southeast Asia and above all India. The artist received public admiration and recognition not only for her paintings, but also for her book designs and fashion designs – as well as her appearances as a cabaret artist on the …
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Image cpation: Ilna Ewers-Wunderwald on Capri, about 1903, Heinrich-Heine-Institut Düsseldorf