Salon | Art History Today | Florine Stettheimer (1871 -1944)

Video (44:05): Jutta Koether, Artist, New York; Nick Mauss, Artist, New York, in conversation with Matthias Mühling, Director, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich about Florine Stettheimer (1971-1944) and her queer imagery. Video by Art Basel’s Salon – Art History Today, 2014.

About Painter Florine Stettheimer

Florine Stettheimer (1971-1944) was an Amerian modernist painter and a feminist. She lived in New York for the most of her life but traveled frequently in Europe. The Stettheimers – Florine and her two sisters – held a salons for the literati, professional artists and creatives in New York from 1915 – ca. 1935. It included a remarkable mixture of gay, lesbian, and bisexual members, whom Florine Stettheimer included in virtually all her paintings, beginning as early as 1920 and continuing until the end of her career. In her imagery she was ahead of her time. She also created the set design and costumes for the opera Four Saints in Three Acts which in 1934 in Hartford, Connecticut, with an all-black cast.

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