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Gerda Wegener

 (1885 - 1940)
Gerda Wegener was active/lived in Denmark.  Gerda Wegener is known for magazine illustration, portrait, figure, genre painting.

Gerda Wegener

Gerda Gottlieb Wegener 1886 - 1940

Gerda Wegener was a Danish illustrator and painter. regionally from the provinces, she moved to Copenhagen to pursue her education at the Royal Art Academy, and married fellow artist Einar Wegener (1882-1931) in 1904.  After moving to Paris in 1912, she found much success both as a painter and illustrating for Vogue, La Vie Parisienne, Fantasio, and many other magazines.  As she found fame in Paris, Gerda also developed a following in her home country.  She held exhibitions at Ole Haslunds gallery in Copenhagen at regular intervals.  Her career relied on a phenomenal talent but perhaps even more so on her notorious diligence, and the advantages her unusual marriage brou  ...  Displaying 750 of 1731 characters.

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About  Gerda Wegener

Born:  1885
Died:   1940
Known for:  magazine illustration, portrait, figure, genre painting