• Jeanne Mammen. German painter and illustrator who captured the diverse and bohemian club clientele of Berlin's cabaret scene in the Weimar period

    3 monthes ago - By Chez Namaste Nancy

    By ANNA McNAY Outside the sphere of art historians, Gertrud Johanna Louise Mammen, known as Jeanne, is not a well-known name - not in Germany and certainly not in the rest of the world. Yet her output was prodigious, as the current retrospective at the Berlinische Galerie amply demonstrates. She was born in Germany in 1890, but her family moved to Paris where she enjoyed a carefree and progressive upbringing (including art studies at the Académie Julian, as well as at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels). In 1914, she returned to Germany and, from 1919, worked from a small...
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