Sunday, February 5, 2017

Wally Neuzil: The secret life of Schiele's muse

“We tried to find as closely as possible what she was like,” explains curator Birgit Summerauer, who led an effort to trace Neuzil’s life by visiting former homes and poring over century-old public records. Research found that Neuzil had three younger sisters, and no fewer than 16 registered addresses in Vienna – the frequent moves indicate that the family was poor. Also of note is that Neuzil usually registered herself as a salesgirl, cashier, or storefront mannequin, but never as an artist’s model.

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