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Vera Rudner

"I used to get up in the middle of the night and start painting"

Recognised as Australia's first Female Surrealist Artist

Born in Berlin to Jewish Dutch and Austrian parents in 1922, Vera studied painting at art school.

She performed as a child actor in silent films. Her films were produced for the major German production company, Ufa Films.

She escaped Nazi Germany with her family and migrated to Australia during the War where she continued her art studies.

With two paintings in the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra (Kaleidoscopia 1942 and Sacrilege c.1948), Vera was a pioneer in Australian surrealism.



Age in Video
100 years
Date of Birth
1st December 1922
Place of Birth
Berlin, Germany
Thanks To

Viva Vayspap, Ava Lustig

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