Elena Luksh-Makovskaya. Silver Age and secession

Exhibition September 24, 2020 − January 10, 2021
Gallery Upper Belvedere, Vienna presents an exhibition“Elena Luksh-Makovskaya. The Silver Age and Secession ".

The exhibition is conceived as a continuation of the large-scale group exhibition City of Women 2019 in the Lower Belvedere - the focus of this exhibition traces the career of a key figure in Viennese modernism.

Elena Luksh-Makovskaya was born in 1878 into a wealthy St. Petersburg family of artists. In 1900 she married the Viennese sculptor Richard Luksch. Soon the couple, the artists moved to Vienna, where, after the birth of her son Peter, Elena continued her creative work and participated in several exhibitions of the Vienna Secession, becoming the first woman in its composition. Her style was initially influenced by the Peredvizhniki group, an art cooperative that owned her father's work.

Based on site materialsGallery Upper Belvedere, Vienna.

Galleries at the exhibition