Rediscovered! Ottilie W. Roederstein (1859–1937) was one of the most successful female artists of her time.
The painter had fought for her success: not only against the resistance of her parents, who did not want such a “dubious” activity for their daughter, but also against the numerous prejudices of that time. She fought for equal rights for women and opened a teaching studio that was also for female students.
Yet despite her considerable international renown, she lapsed into obscurity almost immediately after her death. Now the Kunsthaus Zürich and the Städel Museum are devoting a special exhibition to Ottilie W. Roederstein.