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Woman in the Morning, c. 1920

Leopold Museum,
Vienna © Bildrecht,
Vienna 2022
Etching on paper
50×38.5 cm


  • Conrad Felixmüller

    (Dresden 1897–1977 Berlin Zehlendorf)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
The human provides the central motif in the work of Dresden-born painter and graphic artist Conrad Felixmüller (1897–1977). This etching shows a woman standing in front of and looking into her mirror. She is busy combing her hair, especially one thick strand on her protruding forehead. Large lowered eyelids and the open mouth gives strength and vitality to this scene from observed everyday life. Following Expressionist beginnings, Felixmüller turned to an objective-realistic style of representation. It was particularly the people of his own time, their lives, environment, and problems that the artist found worth portraying. Unjudgmental, but primarily through personal commitment and subjective sensitivity, he compassionately depicted human needs of the era as well as the most inconspicuous everyday activities.

Object data

  • Conrad Felixmüller
Woman in the Morning
c. 1920
Art movement
New Objectivity, Expressionism
Graphic work
Etching on paper
50×38.5 cm
Signed lower right: Felixmüller; numbered lower left: 16/30
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 2260
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Auktion: 03.12.1980, Kunsthaus Lempertz, Köln, 581. Auktion, Kunst des XX. Jahrhunderts, Los Nr. 317;
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (1980-1994); (1)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (1994).

  1. Kunsthaus Lempertz, Katalog zur 581. Auktion, Köln 1980, S. 68; Archiv des Leopold Museums, Rechnung vom 08.12.1980

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