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Diana Kurz

Introduction

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Diana Kurz was born in Vienna in 1936. In 1938 she and her family fled to England and then to the United States.   She studied at Brandeis and Columbia Universities.  She now lives in New York.   Much of her painting has to do with issues connected with the Holocaust, the memories of displacement from a country she considered her homeland, and issues connected today with the Austrian perception of itself as "the first victim of Nazism."

Kurz's exhibition is presented by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, The Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Art Department, Center for Women's Studies, Jewish Studies, College of Liberal Arts and a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation.

Exhibition of Paintings of Diana Kurz at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota, February 9-March 17, 2000 was supported by a Grant from the Minneapolis Jewish Community Foundation, Minneapolis Federation for Jewish Service, Minnetonka, MN."

Art Work

dorit and michael kurz

Dorit and Michael Kurz, Oil 53" x 64". 1989

dorit & michael

Dorrit & Michael. Charcoal. 60" x 65". 1989.

dorit kurz

"Dorit Kurz", Oil on canvas & paper, 10" 10". 1994.

zora kurz

Zora Kurz, oil on paper on paper & canvas 10" x 10"

three

Three, oil, 98" x 77". 1990-91.

three

Three, monotype, 18" x 11". 1990

three

Three, linoleum print, Image 15" x 11". Paper size 19" 14"

3 figures

3 Figures. Charcoal. 100" x 60". 1989.

cart

Cart, Oil on canvas, 84" x 66.

cart

Cart. Monotype. 15" x 11". 1990.

cart

Cart, monotype, 15" x 11" 1990.

wagon

Wagon, oil, 66" x 90", 1990.

fence

Fence # 3, oil/canvas, 58" x 44".

lastjourney

Last Journey, monotype, 11" x 15", (study for painting 6" x10"). 1991.

last journey mono

Last Journey (Study), oil, 10" x 12"

meeting in the woods

Meeting in theWoods, monotype, 11" x 15". 1990.

vienna

Vienna - Detail. 55" x 82". 1990-95.

vienna detail

Vienna (Detail) Outer. 16" x 13".

vienna detail

Vienna (Detail) Outer. 16" x 13".

vienna detail

Vienna (detail) Oil. 1990-94.

the residency lucknow

The Residency Lucknow. Monotype. 11" x 15". 1990.

last journey night

Last Journey - Night. Oil. 14 1/2" x 18". 1993-94.

night 4

Night #4. Oil 10" x 10". 1994

last journey lower section

Last Journey - Lower Section. Oil 13" x 73".

last journey detail

Last Journey -detail. Oil on canvas. 13" x 16".

last journey lower section detail

Last Journey - detail. Lower Section. 13" x 16".

untitled

"Untitled" 108" x 98.8", 1993

untitled

Untitled -detail lower panel, oil on canvas and paper.13" x 71"

untitled lower panel

Untitled - lower panel. Oil. 13"x 16". 1993.

couraged

Couraged, oil on canvas & paper 73"x 59" x 4"

couraged detail

Detail: "Couraged" 14" x 79". 1994-95.

couraged

Couraged (detail) oil. 42" x 37".

brothers

Brothers, oil on canvas. 86"x 50".1999.

freedom fighters

Freedom Fighters, oil  on canvas & paper & wood 75.5"x 57". 1999.

freedom fighters detail

Freedom Fighters (Detail), oil on canvas & paper & wood.  75.5"x 57"

self portrait

Self Potrait, oil on canvas & fabric 52"x 66".1999.

zora and michael kurz

Zora and Michael Kurz, oil on canvas & paper 75.5"x 60" x 7". 1999.

zora and michael kurz detail

Zora and Michael Kurz (detail), oil on canvas & paper 75.5"x 60" x 7". 1999.

zora and michael kurz detail

Zora and Michael Kurz (detail), oil on canvas & paper 75.5"x 60" x 7". 1999.

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