The Neue Nationalgalerie shows the exhibition Kraftfelder by the artist Judit Reig since 30 June 2023. On the occasion of the centenary of the artist’s birth and the donation of three major works by Judit Reigl, the Neue Nationalgalerie is presenting the first solo museum exhibition of the Hungarian-French artist in Germany. With the donation, the Nationalgalerie is the first public collection in Germany to own works by the important painter, who was closely associated with French Informel in the 1950s.
With this overview of Reigl’s oeuvre, the Neue Nationalgalerie dedicates itself to one of the most important European painters of the second half of the 20th century. On display are sixteen, mostly large-format paintings from the simultaneously abstract and figurative oeuvre of Reigl (1923 – 2020). Born in Hungary, she first studied at the Academy of Arts in Budapest. In 1950, she fled her home country due to the rise of Stalinism and settled in Paris. While her early, mostly mysterious paintings were still committed to Surrealism, she increasingly turned to …
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Image above: Judit Reigl in her studio in Marcoussis, 1964 © Fonds de Dotation Judit Reigl