Study of snowdrops was executed by good listed German landscape and still life painter Marie Elisabeth Moritz (also Marie Moritz or Marie Elisabeth Moritz-Lübben; born November 10, 1860 in Lübben (Spreewald), † March 19, 1925). She is best known as a Spreewald painter.
Marie Elisabeth Moritz (also Marie Moritz or Marie Elisabeth Moritz-Lübben; born November 10, 1860 in Lübben (Spreewald), † March 19, 1925). She is best known as a Spreewald painter.Marie Elisabeth Moritz comes from middle-class Lübben families. Her father Friedrich Moritz worked as a teacher in the Spreewald city and gave her drawing lessons. Her mother was Charlotte Moritz (née Löscher).
She studied in Berlin with Ludwig Dettmann, René Greenland, Katharina Klein and Paul Prozess and moved her residence to Friedenau near Berlin at the latest in 1898.
In addition to views from Berlin and the surrounding area, Marie Moritz also painted motifs from North Sea islands such as Sylt and Föhr. In addition, she repeatedly dealt artistically with her home region. She created a large number of portraits, still lifes as well as landscape and city views from the Spreewald and from Lübben. She often signed her pictures with Moritz-Lübben. Above all, the atmospheric Spreewald paintings established her reputation as a typical "Spreewald painter", although her work cannot be reduced to this.
Although her drawings and paintings were particularly popular and popular in the first half of the 20th century, very little is known about Marie Moritz´s life. To change this, the City and Regional Museum Schloss Lübben organized an exhibition designed by Christina Orphal and Philip Kardel with works by Marie Moritz and Frieda Boehr (1877 to 1967) from May 21 to September 20, 2010 after several years of preparation.
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler.." ; AKL (Genaral Artist Lexicon) Index, on-line wikipedia.
Inscription: signed lower left. On the back is artist´s inscription with her adress and a label of the Saxonian Art Inion, Dresden.
Technique: oil on cardboard. Original period gold frame.
Measurements: unframed w 11 5/8" x h 8 1/8" (29,5 x 20,7 cm ), framed 17" x 13 3/4 " ( 43 x 35 cm )
Condition: in very good condition.