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Drawing created by a Jewish artist who perished in a concentration camp

Object | Accession Number: 1990.125.1

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Allegorical drawing created by Ella Iranyi, an artist in Vienna, Austria, before the war. It depicts a group of villagers caught in the coils of serpents with dragon heads. Austria was annexed by Nazi Germany in March 1938. Laws to persecute the Jewish population were soon enacted. In 1939, Iranyi was deported to Izbica, Poland, where she perished in April 1942. Her artworks were hidden during the war, but later recovered.
    Date
    creation:  approximately 1937
    Geography
    creation: Vienna (Austria)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dora Amann
    Contributor
    Artist: Ella Iranyi
    Subject: Ella Iranyi
    Subject: Dora Amann
    Biography
    Ella Iranyi was born on April 5, 1888, in Vienna, Austria. She trained as an artist at the Viennese Kunstschule für Frauen und Mädchen, one of the first art schools for women. She became a member of the Wiener Werkstatte. She had a successful career as an illustrator and graphic artist. In March 1938, Nazi Germany annexed Austria. Policies to persecute the Jewish popuaiton were soon in place. Iranyi was Jewish and was deported from Vienna, Austria, to Izbica, Poland, ca. 1939, where she perished, age 54, on April 9, 1942.

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Drawings
    Physical Description
    Charcoal drawing on paper depicting a group of men and women caught in the coils of 4 giant serpents with dragonlike heads with horns and claws. There is an illegible inscription in the top right corner.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 23.125 inches (58.738 cm) | Width: 27.375 inches (69.533 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, charcoal

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Iranyi, Ella, 1988-1942.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The drawing was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1990 by Dora Amann, sister of Ella Iranyi.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-03-10 10:37:13
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