Other name Josefine Winter
Object type print
Materials and techniques etching (technique)
Framed mounted & framed cm
Signed (lower right): 'Auspitz' and editioned (lower left) 140/200'
Acquisition Presented in memory of Renée Bromberg 2016
Accession number 2016-04
Display status not on display
Born to a Jewish family in Vienna in 1873, painter, composer and writer Josefine Auspitz was privately tutored at home and showed early artistic promise. In 1894 she married Alfred Fröhlich of Feldau, with whom she had two children; following their divorce she was remarried to the Viennese doctor and poet Josef Winter (1857–1916). During the First World War she took over the management of a children's home and her husband founded a sanatorium and mobile epidemic laboratories for the Red Cross. Following the "Anschluss" in 1938 and the introduction of the Nuremberg Laws, Winter’s property was confiscated and her assets seized. She was deported on 15 July 1942 to the Theresienstadt ghetto, where she died on 20 January 1943.