Women Artists Under the Nazi Regime

This work will be published in 2021 by the journal Literature and Belief, in a special edition by Professor Victoria Aarons, Department of English, Trinity University, San Antonio Texas.

From 1933 to 1944 the Nazi Regime in Germany censored all forms of art except those that represented a specific racial, heroic ideas: art used as propaganda. On top of this fact, being a woman provided little chance of making art and of survival. Hundreds of Jewish women artists under Nazi persecution sublimated the world that they witnessed and the sentiment the world produced in them. However, most of these women artists were annihilated in concentration camps for being Jewish and most of their work was burnt or lost.

The desire to make these digital portraits is born from rage as a Jewish artist woman. Part portrait and part a dream, with this body of work I aim to connect, through my imagination, with the inner child of each of these Jewish women artists under the Nazi Regime whose childhood are mostly unknown. To make a humble homage, to sublimate the free spirit that followed them the rest of their lives.