Elisabeth Iwanowna Epstein - Painter and Mediator
The artist Elisabeth Iwanowna Epstein is mostly known for her affiliation to the art scene in Munich, especially Marianne von Wefekin, her contact to several members of “der Blaue Reiter”, or her friendship with Wassily Kandinsky. But she is more than just a peripheral figure, her skill and sensibility for contemporary art is reflected in her interesting body of work. After many years working and studying in Moscow, Munich and Paris, Epstein had to flee to Geneva when the first World War started, where she stayed until her death in 1956. Influenced by cubism as well as german expressionists and french impressionists, her work shows a palette of different artistic positions with a very unique signature.