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Stern, Irma (1894 - 1966), painter

Esmé Berman

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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South African painter. She was studying art in Germany at the outbreak of World War I and thus began her career in Berlin. There she associated with the Expressionists; Max Pechstein was particularly encouraging and helped to arrange her first exhibition (Berlin, 1919). Stern returned to South Africa in 1920 and exhibited in Cape Town. Undaunted by an outraged reaction, she continued to employ a subjective use of colours and vigorous linear distortions, creating

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