Grete Stern

2 05 2012

Like many women artists Grete Stern had an interesting life. Choosing the life of an artist was difficult for men, but for women there were many more obstacles including the chauvinism of their colleagues.

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Grete Stern was an emigre from Nazi Germany who moved to England and finally to Argentina. The images in her work grow into new images. I find her work exciting and very clever. If I had seen her work when I was young I would have said that she had a great influence on me. Many of her(visual) ideas are similar to my own. But I only discovered her recently.Although much of her work had a commercial/utilitarian purpose, illustrating dreams of readers of a woman’s magazine, the images stand on their own without explanation.

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