At the window. Plants of Herrmann Rothe. Lene Schneider-Kainer drawing.
Styl, table 9, Issue VII, 1922.
Lene Schneider-Kainer was born on the 16th of May 1885 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as the daughter of the painter Sigmund Schneider. There she studied art before continuing her studies in Munich, Paris and Amsterdam.
With her husband Ludwig Kainer, whom she had met in Paris and married in 1910, she lived in Berlin Charlottenburg from 1912 until her divorce in 1924. She belonged to a circle of Berlin artists and intellectuals, including Arnold Schönberg, Franz Werfel, Herwarth Walden and Else Lasker-Schüler, who all went into exile because of the Nazis. From 1933 she lived on Mallorca, later on on Ibiza; founded an artists colony, until she left Spain after the outbreak of the Spanish civil war and went into exile to the USA in 1937.
She lived in New York until 1954 and then moved to Bolivia to live with her son, whom she supported in the development of a fabric factory. Lene Schneider-Kainer died in Cochabamba, Bolivia on 15 June 1971.
Source: STYL – 1920s German Art Déco Fashion Magazine by Ludwig Sternaux. Published in Berlin by Erich Reiss & Otto v. Holten in 1922 to 1924.
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