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Maria Lassnig: The Biography

Sale price$35.00

Natalie Lettner’s highly acclaimed publication ‘Maria Lassnig: The Biography’, now in print for the first time in English, chronicles Maria Lassnig’s journey and struggles in remaining true to her bold, singular artistic vision while fighting gender stereotypes and paving the way for future generations of artists. This extensive publication spans nine decades from Lassnig’s beginnings in Austria to her move to Paris during the 1960s, her time in New York from 1968 until 1980, her return to Austria later in life and her status as an internationally renowned artist. Translated from Brandstätter’s German edition of Natalie Lettner’s publication, this expansive biography features more than two hundred images, 70 of which are exclusive to the English translation.

Maria Lassnig: The Biography
Maria Lassnig: The Biography Sale price$35.00




Hauser & Wirth Publishers, Maria Lassnig Foundation, Petzel


Flexicover with flaps


Written by Natalie Lettner, translated by Jeff Crowder


​400 pages, 215 illustrations


​17 x 24 cm



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The Artist

Maria Lassnig

Born in Carinthia in Southern Austria in 1919, Maria Lassnig’s (1919 – 2014) work is based on the observation of the physical presence of the body and what she termed ‘body awareness’, or ‘Körpergefühl’ in German. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in the midst of the Second World War. Then, in post-war Europe, she quickly moved away from the state-approved academic realism in which she was trained, looking to Austria’s own avant-garde past, such as the coloration of Oskar Kokoschka and Egon Schiele’s expressionist treatment of figuration.
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