Tate Liverpool, together with their exhibition on Francis Bacon, will be displaying the work of the Austrian painter Maria Lassnig (1919–2014), one of the most original painters of the twentieth century. She was the first female artist to win the Grand Austrian State Prize in 1988 and was awarded the Austrian Decoration for Science and Art in 2005. Lassnig was born in Kappel am Krappfeld, Austria on 8 September 1919, but went on to work and live in Paris (where she befriended the famous poet Paul Celan) and New York. She did, however, return to Vienna in 1980 to take up a Chair at the Academy for Applied Arts, Vienna.
This will be the first retrospective of her work in the UK and it will include 40 large scale pieces, exploring the fragility of the human body and self-representation though her brightly coloured and expressive oil paintings.
Adult £13.20 (without donation £12)
Concession £9.90 (without donation £9).
Under 12s go free (up to four under 12s per parent or guardian).
Free for LJMU students and staff.