Jewish Collage Piece by Enia Propp
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Collage, 30" X 24" with Hard cover book of Eugenie Propp's career and works.
Art by Eugenie Alter Propp
Eugenie Alter Propp is a self-taught New York artist who has been working in collage and found-object assemblage for the past 25 years, but only recently has her art been seen by the public in shows in the United States and Europe. Born in Moscow in 1922, she and her father emigrated from a privileged life in Vienna to America following the Nazi takeover. She led a happy life in her adopted country and, in 1960 began to create art utilizing an original technique that blended collage and domestic materials--fabric, sequins, beads, ribbon, and lace--with a woman's sensibility. Later she expanded her aesthetic with assemblage and environmental installations of found materials--from family heirlooms to Barbie dolls. This first book on the artist features 144 vivid color reproductions, and original essays by American Folk Art Museum curator Lee Kogan, and art critic Lori Waxman.