New York

Ilse Getz

Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer Gallery

For over 30 years, Ilse Getz has worked and exhibited extensively—if sporadically—both here and in Europe, without ever achieving the kind of recognition that an artist of her ability deserves. She has never pushed her work before the public, while she has always enjoyed the friendship and esteem of other artists. An independent woman, she has never had to prove to herself that she was either a woman or an artist. Perhaps her independence has robbed her of the credit she deserves. If she were a feminist involved in female subject matter, and not just a woman artist, she would undoubtedly have commanded more attention.

This year a major exhibition of her paintings, collages, and constructions will be presented at the Neuberger Museum at Purchase, before traveling to the Kunsthalle in Nuremberg, the city of her birth and privileged childhood, which she left in 1933 for a new life and a

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