Ben Uri collection

Work by Anna Mayerson

Anna Mayerson was born and raised in Vienna, where she studied fine art at the Vienna Academy. In 1938 she emigrated from Austria and settled in London, where she studied at the Slade School of Fine Art. In 1942 she exhibited with German emigre Jack Bilbo's Modern Art Gallery, where her work was described by the socialist journal "The Tribune" as 'direct, simple and colourful; she is a proletarian artist, making pictures from factories and workers, but she has struck out from the fashionable drabness of her predecessors.' In 1946 her work was included in a group show alongside the English painter Graham Sutherland and emigres Jankel Adler, Raol Ubac and Otto Bachmann at the Redfern Gallery in Cork Street. She also exhibited at the Hanover Gallery in 1948. From 1949-59 she lived in Taormina, Sicily, exhibiting in continental Europe. She later returned to London and held a solo show at Annely Juda Fine Art in 1972.

1 work/s by this artist from the collection are shown below. For a more detailed record and image please click on the link.

Ecstasy in Motley Strokes

Object type painting

Accession number 2002-48