Ottilie W. Roederstein

18.12.2020 – 05.04.2021
Curated by .
Location Moser-Bau (EG).
1/7
Roederstein Ottilie Wilhelmine 1944 0020 R 2583
Ottilie Wilhelmine Roederstein
Frauenakt vor Landschaft, 1897
Tempera on panel
47.5 x 24.5 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Bequest of Ms. Dr. Clara Tobler, 1944
2/7
Roederstein Ottilie Wilhelmine 1144 R 2158
Ottilie Wilhelmine Roederstein
Selbstbildnis mit Pinseln, 1917
Oil on canvas
48 x 39 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Vereinigung Zürcher Kunstfreunde, 1917
3/7
Roederstein Ottilie Wilhelmine 2262 R 2410
Ottilie Wilhelmine Roederstein
Nationalrat Dr. med. H. Häberlin, 1932
Oil on canvas
65.5 x 51 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Donated by the artist, 1932
4/7
Roederstein Ottilie Wilhelmine Z.1940 0232 R 239963
Ottilie Wilhelmine Roederstein
Jeanne Smith als Bretonin, 1896
Red chalk, heightened white, on brownish paper
37 x 29 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Collection of Prints and Drawings, Donated by Alfred Wilhelm and Helene Dürler-Tobler, 1940
5/7
Friesz Emile Othon 1296 R 1347
Emile Othon Friesz
Port d'Anvers, 1906
Oil on canvas
Kunsthaus Zürich, Donated by Ottilie W. Roederstein, 1920
6/7
Ranson Paul 1303 R 2164
Paul-Élie Ranson
Rivage, 1889
Oil on canvas
Kunsthaus Zürich, Donated by Ottilie W. Roederstein, 1920
7/7
Roederstein Ottilie Wilhelmine ZKG 2019 0037 R 551959
Ottilie Wilhelmine Roederstein
Stillleben mit Malutensilien, 1930
Oil and tempera on canvas
50 x 33.5 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, 2019
A Swiss artist rediscovered!
Ottilie W. Roederstein (1859–1937) was one of the most significant painters of her generation and the leading Swiss portraitist of early Modernism. Self-driven and emancipated, she asserted herself in the male-dominated art world and defied the social conventions of her time. She represented Switzerland at exhibitions abroad, often as the only woman next to Ferdinand Hodler, Cuno Amiet and Giovanni Giacometti. Not only in her home country but also in Germany and France she achieved extensive recognition in her own times for her portraits and still lifes. In addition to her successful career as a painter, Roederstein was a patron of the arts and, together with her partner Elisabeth H. Winterhalter, a gynaecologist and Germany’s first female surgeon, also promoted education for women. In spite of her high esteem internationally, Roederstein sank into oblivion almost immediately after her death. More than eighty years on, this exhibition of some 75 works at the Kunsthaus Zürich was the first monographic presentation in Switzerland to place this artist’s stylistically diverse oeuvre once again before a wider audience. The paintings are complemented by historical documents, photographs and letters linked to the various places where she lived and worked: Zurich, Paris, Frankfurt am Main and Hofheim am Taunus.
[Sandra Gianfreda]
Self-driven and emancipated, she asserted herself in the male-dominated art industry.

108 days

16 Artists

16 Artists

OWR Plakat GZD Seite 1
exhibition poster