Erika Giovanna Klien
german

Erika Giovanna Klien

1900   born in Borgo di Val Sugano/Trentino
1929 - 1925   studies at the Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule by Prof. Franz Cizek; at the same time she attends a school for acting; works for a kinetic puppets theater; attendance on many shows, makes designs for magazins and toys
1926 - 1929   leader of the class for drawing at the Elisabeth-Duncan-School in Kleßheim/Salzburg
1929   moves to New York
1957   Erika Giovanna Klien dies in New York

Ausstellungen

1976   first retrospective of her works at the Galerie Pabst, Wien
1986   retrospective of her works at the Galerie Pabst,, München
1987   Exhibition with 250 works at "Museum des XX. Jahrhunderts", Wien


Picture Descriptions

 

ERIKA GIOVANNA KLIEN -

 

1. Erika Giovanna Klien, Kopf der Tänzerin (Erwachen), 1923, oil/tempera and collage on glass, signed. 25,5 x 22,5 cm.

 

2. Landscape, 1926. Sketch for the Kinetisches Marionettentheater

black charcoal on paper. 29.5 x 43.8cm. Ref.: Katalog E.G.Klien, Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst München,
S.31, Abb. 10

 

3. Auto, 1926. design for the Kinetisches Marionettentheater, black charcoal on paper. 44,6 x 63,4cm
Ref.: Katalog E.G.Klien, Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst München, S.30, Abb.9

 

4. Raumteilung, 1921/22, pencil and charcoal on transparent paper, signed. 37 to 25.5 cm.

Ref.: Katalog 96 - Nr.3 (Christian Nebehay/ Wien)

 

5. Turbine, ca. 1930, black and white chalk on grey hand-made paper, 31.5 x 48cm

 

6. Bird-Flight - 1933
Black charcoal on grey handmade paper, 45,1 x 30,4
References: E.G.Klien, Berhard Leitner, Hatje Cantz (2001), P.114

 

7. Disc, black and white chalk, 1932

on greenish hand-made paper. 29 x 48,7cm

 

8. Human Figure - Movement Absttraction - Downfall

1938. Schwarze Kreide, Kohle auf Papier - 63 x 48,3cm

 

9. Birdflight, 1944, black chalk, 50 x 40 cm, titled and signed.

 

10. ERIKA GIOVANNA KLIEN
Subway New York, Subway Forest, 1950, 24,0 x 15,7 cm, black india ink, verso signed and dated


11. Self-portrait, 1924, chalk and pencil, 26 x 20,5 cm

 

12. Hand-Drill in motion - 1937
48 x 63cm, monogrammed, titled and dated
References: Catalogue 16 - Galerie Michael Pabst (P.40)

 

13. Turbine, black chalk, 1932,

on thick hand-made paper, 29 x 48cm

 

14. "Mann an der Kurbel" (unfinished) around 1936, pencil, watercolor on cardboard. 50 to 38.8 cm.

Ref: catalogue E.G.Klien, 1987, Nr. 207 (Exhibition at 20er Haus, Wien)

 

15. records cover design, 1933, watercolor, 30,2 x 30,3cm

 

16. ERIKA GIOVANNA KLIEN
ecstatic dance ca. 1935, 61,1 x 46,0 cm, watercolor on hand-made paper

 

17. records cover design, Cobra by Weil, ca. 1945,

pencil. 35 x 32 cm

18. ERIKA GIOVANNA KLIEN, 12 original linocuts, 1929 to 1932.
Munich, Gallery Pabst, 1986. Original linen case, 62 x 47 cm. The first printing of the original linocuts by the leading protagonist of Viennese Kineticism. The constructive-abstract pages in black and white focus on themes associated with human movement, the flight of birds, refractions of light, etc. The case was produced in a limited edition of 50 numbered specimens stamped with artist's name. The original linocut plates are currently kept in the Conservatory for the Applied Arts, Vienna. The plates were given to the Conservatory under the condition that no further prints would be made from them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ERIKA GIOVANNA KLIEN, Turbine, ca. 1930, schwarze und weiße Kreide auf graugrünem Bütten
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ERIKA GIOVANNA KLIEN, Subway New York, Subway Forest, 1950, 24,0 x 15,7 cm, schwarze Tusche, verso signiert und datiert
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ERIKA GIOVANNA KLIEN, Ekstatischer Tanz, ca. 1935, 61,1 x 46,0 cm, Aquarell auf Büttenkarton
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ERIKA GIOVANNA KLIEN, 12 Original-Linolschnitte, 1929-1932
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