Painter and draughtswoman in Lippe.
Loans from the Lippisches Landesmuseum Detmold
2.7.2023 – 3.9.2023
The Lippisches Landesmuseum in Detmold houses an extensive collection of works by the artist Ruth Brokmeier (1919-1985). Ruth Brokmeier studied in Vienna and in Berlin at the State College for Art Education and worked as an art teacher. She spent a large part of her life in Lippe; she was married to the art historian Dr. Otto Gaul, who was the state curator in Lippe for many years. Like many women of her generation, she concentrated on her family for many years, but she never gave up her art. Her works include subtle, detailed landscapes, genre scenes, nude drawings and, above all, portraits that impressively capture the character traits of the people portrayed.
The exhibition shows a cross-section of Ruth Brokmeier’s life’s work, thus making visible one of the women of the “invisible generation”.
Fig: Ruth Brokmeier, portrait, painting woman, watercolour, 47.8 x 30.8 cm, undated. Lippisches Landesmuseum Detmold, Photo: M. Säck