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Roederstein Exhibition opens in Summer 2022
The Städel Museum postpones exhibition dedicated to the female painter Ottilie W. Roederstein

The comprehensive retrospective “Self. Determined. The Painter Ottilie W. Roederstein” at the Städel Museum, scheduled to begin on 19 May 2021, will be postponed by one year. Due to the current pandemic situation in Germany and the far-reaching consequences for museum operations, the exhibition with seventy-five paintings and drawings that will provide a concentrated overview of the artistic development of the stylistically versatile painter, will now not be presented at the Städel Museum until the summer of 2022. The German-Swiss painter Ottilie W. Roederstein (1859–1937) was one of the outstanding women artists of the period around 1900. After studying in Zurich, Berlin, and Paris, she moved to Frankfurt am Main in 1891. In 1909, she then settled with her partner, the gynaecologist Elisabeth Winterhalter, in the neighbouring town of Hofheim am Taunus. As a freelance portrait painter, Roederstein was a constant in the male-dominated art and culture scene and presented her works in numerous national and international exhibitions, from Zurich, Paris, and Frankfurt to London and Chicago. Today, despite her lively exhibition activity and her erstwhile reputation, the painter is virtually unknown to a wider public.

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