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Flower Girl, 1922, Gerda Wegener. (Gerda Gottlieb Wegener Porta). Danish Illustrator, Painter (1886 - 1940) (most of her stuff is too risqué to put on here. It was the time period, all those cabarets and artists everywhere pushing limits. Her work generally depicts lovers or ahem, self-love. Interestingly, he husband had the first sex-change operation and then divorced her.)

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Air de Capri (1923). Gerda Wegener (Danish, 1889-1940). Oil on canvas. After moving to Paris in 1912, she found much success both as a painter and as illustrator for Vogue, La Vie Parisienne, Fantasio, and many other magazines. As she found fame in Paris, Gerda also developed a following in her home country. She held exhibitions at Ole Haslunds gallery in Copenhagen.

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The real Gerda Wegener (played by the lovely Alicia Vikander in The Danish Girl) A woman of extraordinary strength, courage and compassion and a great artist.

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from Laura Vianello

Lili Elbe and Gerda Gottlieb: defining gender through artistic representation

Lili Elbe and Gerda Gottlieb: defining gender through artistic representation | Laura Vianello