|Catalog No.||1064||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||Malva Schalek: Portraits of Two Men and a Woman||Similar Items|
|Artist||Schalek Malva||Similar Items|
|Donor||Eckstein Hans||Similar Items|
|Donor||Fittko Lisa||Similar Items|
|Technique||Pencil drawing||Similar Items|
|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
|Work specifications/size||30X44 סמ'||Similar Items|
|Artist's Original Title||לא||Similar Items|
|databank||Art Collection||Similar Items|
Malva Schalek: Portraits of Two Men and a Woman
Malva Schalek was born in 1882 in Prague (Praha) to a cultured, well-to-do Jewish family. After studying art at the Frauenakademie in Munich (Muenchen), she moved to Vienna (Wien) and opened a studio, establishing herself as a portrait artist.
Upon the annexation of Austria to Germany in March 1938 and the imposition of antisemitic laws, Schalek relocated to Leitmeritz (Litomerice), Czechoslovakia, where her brother Robert resided and served as a judge.
In 1942, Schalek was deported to the Terezin (Theresienstadt) ghetto, where she produced many drawings and paintings depicting scenes of ghetto life. On May 18, 1944, she was sent on a transport to the Auschwitz camp, where she met her death.
A large number of Schalek's works were donated to the Art Collection of the Ghetto Fighters’ House by her niece and nephew, Lisa Fittko and Hans Eckstein. Close