The New Western Woman of the 1920s



1919 Niklaus Stoecklin (Swiss artist, 1896-1982) Nelly
While I was looking at the change over time in the depiction of women with veils, it struck me that it was not just the clothing or the artist’s styles that had changed. It was the attitude of the women. They were more independent and more self assured. It was 1920, after all, and American women were just getting to vote in national elections for the 1st time since 1776. But the change I saw was fairly universal across Europe and the other Western countries. Here are a few of those confident new women, young and old. (Barbara Wells Sarudy )

1920 Kees van Dongen (Dutch painter, 1877-1968) Jasmy Jacob

1920 Greta Hällfors-Sipilä, (Finish artist, 1899-1974) Self Portrait

1920 Shalva Kikodze (Georgian Expressionist painter, 1894–1921) Artists’ Coffee House in Paris

1920 Walter Gramatté, (German artist, 1897-1932) Portrait Rosa Schapire

1920 William Glackens (American Ashcan School Painter, 1870-1938) Finnish Woman

1920s Marie-Louise von Motesiczky (Austrian painter, 1906-1996) Self-Portrait with Red Hat

1921 Jozsef Rippl-Ronai (Hungarian artist, 1861-1927) Zdenka Ticharich

1922 Felice Casorati (Italian Painter, 1883-1963) Portrait of Silvana Cenni

1922 Félix Vallotton (Swiss-born French painter, 1865-1925) La liseuse

1922 Ubaldo Oppi (Italian artist, 1889-1942) La giovane sposa

1923 Albert Birkle (German artist, 1900-1986) Elisabeth Starosta mit Chiffon-Bluse und Hut

1923 Tarsila do Amaral (Brazilian artist, 1886-1973) Self Portrait

1923 Hilda Carline (English artist, 1889-1950) Self-Portrait

1923 Camilo Mori (Chilean Painter, 1896-1973) The Traveller

1923 Jan Zrzavy (Czech artist, 1890-1977) Kavarna

1923 Jean Metzinger (French artist, 1883-1956) Jeune femme pensive aux roses rouges

1923 Jozsef Rippl-Ronai (Hungarian artist, 1861-1927) Terka Linzer

1923 Pablo Picasso (Spanish artist, 1881-1973) Olga Pensive

1923 Rudolf Schlichter (German artist, 1890-1955) Woman with Tie

1924 Max Beckmann (German artist, 1884-1950), Portrait Minna Beckmann-Tube

1925 Georg Schrimpf (German artist, 1889-1938) Woman on a Couch

1925 Georg Tappert (German artist, 1880-1957) Girl with the Flat Hat

1925 Margaret Preston (Australian artist, 1875 – 1963) Flapper

1925 Max Pechstein (German Expressionist Painter, 1881-1955) Modellpause

1925 Jacques-Emile Blanche (French painter, 1861-1942) Mademoiselle Georgette Camille

1925 John Duncan Fergusson (Scottish artist, 1874-1961) In the Patio Margaret Morris Fergusson

1925 Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (Polish artist, 1885-1939) Portrait of Maria Nawrocka

1925 Francisco Pons Arnau, Confidencias

1926 Rudolf Schlichter (German artist, 1890-1955) Berlin Hausvogteiplatz

1926 Otto Dix, Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden

1926 Théophile Robert (Swiss artist, 1879-1954), Lady in Black Dress

1927 Antonio Donghi (Italian Painter, 1897-196)] Signorina

1927 Christian Schad, Lotte

1927 Lasar Segall (Lithuanian-born Brazilian painter, 1891-1957) Retrato de Baby de Almeida

1928 Conrad Felixmüller, Bildnis Jutta Kirchhoff

1928 Manfred Hirzel (Polish-born German painter, 1905-1932). Portrait of Rosi Mein

1928 Herbert Ploberger, Vor dem Schaufenster

1928 Meredith Frampton (British Art Deco Painter, 1894-1984) Marguerite Kelsey

1929 Alexander Kanoldt (German painter, 1881-1939) The Red Belt

1929 Marcel Ronay (Austrian artist, 1910-1998) Sailor and Girl

1929 Niklaus Stoecklin (Swiss artist, 1896-1982) Tatjana Barbakoff

1929 Rudolf Schlichter (German artist, 1890-1955) Karola Neher

1929 Vilmos Aba-Novák (Hungarian artist, 1894-1941) Laura

Fritz Reusing (German artist, 1874-1957) Portrait of a Smoking Lady 1927

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