Erna Rosenstein, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Erna Rosenstein

Polish artist

Date of Birth: 17-May-1913

Place of Birth: Lviv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 10-Nov-2004

Profession: writer, author, painter

Nationality: Poland

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Erna Rosenstein

  • Erna Rosenstein (May 17, 1913 – November 10, 2004) was a surrealist painter and poet.
  • She was the daughter of an Austrian judge, born into a Jewish family in the town of Lemberg, Austria-Hungary, now ????? in Ukraine.
  • She died of arterial sclerosis. In 1918 they moved to Kraków.
  • In November 1918 Poland regained its independence as the Second Polish Republic.
  • Her father wanted her to take up in the family business of law.
  • She however studied at Wiener Frauenakademie (1932–1934) and Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków (1934–1936). She was a Communist and belonged to a group of artists known as the Kraków Group, which she had met at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków.
  • Her works were evoked by her experiences as a Jew in Nazi-occupied Poland.
  • She and her parents went to Warsaw, but they were murdered by a Polish bandit, while they were trying to find a safe place.
  • She was severely wounded, but survived. After the war she was confronted with the reality of Communism.
  • Having idealized it earlier, she ran into conflict with it.
  • In later life Rosenstein published a book of her memoirs and several volumes of poetry. Rosenstein's brother, the Austrian professor Paul N.
  • Rosenstein-Rodan went on to become a Boston University professor and economist.
  • He coined the term "underdeveloped countries".

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