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Curator's Talk: Berlin/London: The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon

4 Jul 2019

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18:30 - 20:00

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Free

The Wiener Library

London
England, United Kingdom

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Senior Curator Dr Barbara Warnock discusses The Wiener Library's latest exhibition 'Berlin/London: The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon'

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In this talk, curator Dr Barbara Warnock will explore the genesis and development of The Wiener Library's latest exhibition, which examines the remarkable work of German Jewish photographer Gerty (Gertrud) Simon, and features many of her original prints from the 1920s and 1930s. Simon was a once-prominent photographer who captured many important political and artistic figures in Weimar Berlin, including Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, K├Ąthe Kollwitz, Max Liebermann and Albert Einstein. In the 1930s, as a refugee from Nazism in Britain, Simon rapidly re-established her studio, and portrayed many significant individuals there, such as Sir Kenneth Clark, Dame Peggy Ashcroft and Aneurin Bevan.

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