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

Object | Accession Number: 1990.125.2

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


    Brief Narrative
    Illustrations created by Ella Iranyi, an artist in Vienna, Austria, before the war. 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.
    creation:  approximately 1937
    creation: Vienna (Austria)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dora Amann
    Artist: Ella Iranyi
    Subject: Ella Iranyi
    Subject: Dora Amann
    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

    Object Type
    Drawing (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Pen and ink illustrations on paper with two rows of four squares and three portraits in a column in the opposite orientation:
    1) King points to young man as cherubs look down
    2) View of palace amid flora and fauna
    3) Princess and pauper face doorway as grotesques frolic behind them
    4) Subjects scatter rose petals as prince and princes approach stairway
    5) Man and princess make bed at base of tree in view of houses nearby
    7) Old kin approaches young lovers sitting in garden
    8) Angry man watches grotesques confront princess
    9) Head and shoulders of woman in checked shirt and Chef's hat
    10) Head and shoulders of elderly woman
    11) Head and shoulders of man in glasses
    overall: Height: 24.875 inches (63.183 cm) | Width: 18.500 inches (46.99 cm)
    overall : paper, ink
    Inked below image of woman in chef's hat "Selbstportrait"

    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

    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 10:43:46
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