The Jewish Museum Frankfurt opens the exhibition "Back to the Light. Four Women Artists - Their Works. Their Paths" about four forgotten female artists from Frankfurt.
In the Weimar Republic, women were successful on the international art market for the first time - among them the draftswoman, painter and wood sculptor Rosy Lilienfeld, the sculptor and painter Amalie Seckbach, the author, draftswoman and illustrator Erna Pinner and the painter Ruth Cahn. The four artists exhibit internationally, travel the world, and become widely recognized cosmopolitans. Their works are celebrated, collected and printed, and their studios in Frankfurt am Main are visited by many. The takeover of power by the National Socialists brings their careers to an abrupt end. Rosy Lilienfeld is murdered in Auschwitz in 1942, Amalie Seckbach in Theresienstadt in 1944. Erna Pinner manages to escape to London, where she earns her living as an illustrator of natural science books and lives until 1987. Ruth Cahn flees to Santiago de Chile and returns to Frankfurt in the early 1960s as an unknown artist.