January 30, 2004

Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943): In 1939 this young Jewish artist fled from Berlin to southern France, where she began painting. She produced a body of work (over 1,000 gouaches, text, and music) which she called Life? or Theatre? [click on "complete work" in link to see]. She gave her work to a friend shortly before she was sent to Auschwitz, where she was killed.
  • Thank you for this link. We recently did a production in the theatre department where I teach that featured her work quite prominently in the dramaturgy. Her story is heartbreaking, thanks for sharing it.