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Albert Reuss in Mousehole, The Artist as Refugee – Susan Soyinka 

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Albert Reuss in Mousehole, The Artist as Refugee – Susan Soyinka 

Albert Reuss (1889-1975) was a Jewish émigré artist, born in Vienna. He fled to England in 1938 to escape Nazi persecution, losing family, possessions and his reputation as an artist. In 1948, he moved to Mousehole, Cornwall, where he continued to work as an artist, but his style changed dramatically, reflecting the trauma he had suffered. His works are held in numerous galleries world-wide, including Newlyn Art Gallery in Cornwall, the Belvedere in Vienna, and Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel.

In researching his life, Susan Soyinka interviewed many people who knew him, and also retrieved a huge archive on Reuss from Vienna. A most fascinating story emerged of this lonely and isolated artist’s struggle to develop his art and to survive, a story full of human drama and tragedy, all set against the background of world historic events

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March 21
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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