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Irma Stern (1894-1966)

Timeline: 1920s

1890s  |  1900s  |  1910s  |  1920s  |  1930s  |  1940s  |  1950s  |  1960s  |  1970s

1920Work exhibited by Freie Sezession.
Publishes portfolios Visionen and Dumela Morena.
Family return to South Africa and settle in Cape Town.
19227-21 February, first South African exhibition at Ashbey's Gellery, Cape Town, titled, An exhibition of Modern Art by Miss Irma Stern.
September, visited Umgababa, Natal.
1923The Umgababa Buch written.
May, travelled to Europe on the Usaramo and meets Hipolito Raposo.
Exhibition in Berlin.
1924Exhibits at The Empire Exhibition, Wembley, London.
Exhibits in Frankfurt, Leipzig, Chemnitz, Vienna, Berlin.
Returns to South Africa on the Tanganyika.
March-September, visits northern Transvaal (now Gauteng) , Zululand and Natal (now KwaZulu Natal)
1925February, exhibition at Ashbey's Gallery, Cape Town.
May, visits Johannesburg.
Shares studio with Ruth Prowse, 16 Wale Street, Cape Town.
1926March, visits Swaziland and Zululand.
1 April, marries Johannes Prinz, lecturer in German at the University of Cape Town.
September, exhibition in Cape Town.
December, exhibition in Johannesburg and Bloemfontein.
Travels to Europe on the Saxon.
1927Exhibits in Berlin, Breslau and Paris.
Monograph by Max Osborn in Junge Kunst series published in Germany.
Awarded the Prix d'Honneur at the Bordeaux International.
Exhibition on children.
April, returns to South Africa on the Kenilworth Castle.
Parents buy The Firs, Rosebank, Cape Town.
Exhibits in Cape Town.
October-November, visits Swaziland.
1928Exhibits in Brussels.
1929March, travels to Pondoland.
Exhibits in Cape Town.
Travels to Europe on the Watussi.
Exhibits in Frankfurt, Hanover, Vienna, Paris.
Works included in the International Jewish Exhibition, Zurich.
Chosen by Professor John Wheatley to represent South Africa on the Empire Art Exhibition, South Kensington, London.

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