The Exhibit includes oils and charcoal drawings from the Vienna and Prague period, as well water colors and charcoal portraits from Theresienstadt.


Accompanying the art work, explanatory texts, photos and documents from family archives will place the biography of Malva Schalek in its social-historical context.


The following panels are planned:


1)       Bohemia in the phase of early industrialization (around 1860 )                 

2)       Upper bourgeois Jewish life in the German-speaking , northern Bohemian areas (Südetenland  and Horzitz )

3)       Jewish upper class-bourgeois life in German-speaking Sudentenland.

4)       Schalek family in Eastern Bohemia  -  from wine merchant to book dealer

5)       Prague Ghetto and Wohl bookstore before 1848 Schalek bookstore at the place of the Estates Theater in Prague

6)       Prague in 1848 - students, Jews, Czechs and Germans

7)       Hohenelbe, a wealthy mountain resort: (the Garmisch of central Europe)  photo of house where the Schaleks lived, “höhere Mädchenschule”, main street and restaurant where wedding probably took place

8)       Munich in 1900.  Frauenakademie. Fasching

9)       Vienna: Nationalgalerie, Theater an der Wien, Johann Strauss, Secession exhibits

10)      Joseph von Simon (Uncle Peppi)  as portrayed by Johann Strauss. Photo of their house in Bad Ischl, letters between them

11)      Boudoir of Katherina Schratt painting by Malva, Max Pallenberg portrait juxtaposed with photos of the time.  Photo of salon with Uncle Peppi, Brahms and Strauss.

12)      Uncle Julius, owner of one of the first cinemas in Vienna

13)      Uncle Robert as a law student in Vienna. Visits Freud, photos of the time and house: Judge in Leitmeritz in Hanussen trial. Photos

14)      Malva´s exhibitions in Vienna and Prague.  Photos, reviews.

15)       Postcards of her paintings from Vienna, Aussig, Türmitz and Prague. Place next to photos of the times.

16)       Vienna in the First World War.  Margarethenstrasse, home and offices of Die Waage.

17)       Vienna in the late 20`s, workers housing, Malva´s portrait of an unemployed couple.

18)       Vienna in 1934 with refugees from Hitler Germany

19)        Anschluss – fleeing the Nazis and leaving Atelier (see photo of a great number of her paintings, all of them still missing, in the studio).

20)        Leitmeritz exile-views, history

21)       Theresienstadt-views, history

22)       Auschwitz