Finding Aid for the Collection of Prints by Pepi Weixlgärtner-Neutra, 1938-1960

Processed by Yasmin Damshenas in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
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Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of Prints by Pepi Weixlgärtner-Neutra
Date (inclusive): 1938-1960
Collection number: 465
Creator: Pepi Weixlgärtner-Neutra, 1886-1981.
Extent: 3 oversize folders
Abstract: This collection primarily consists of prints by Pepi Weixlgärtner-Neutra, an Austrian artist.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Unknown, April 1997.

Processing Note

Processed by Yasmin Damshenas in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of Prints by Pepi Weixlgärtner-Neutra (Collection Number 465). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Pepi Weixlgärtner-Neutra (1886-1981) was an Austrian artist who concentrated on graphic design, sculpture and enamelwork. She was born Josephine Neutra in Vienna, the eldest sister of Los Angeles-based modernist architect Richard Neutra. She married Arpad Weixlgärtner, a curator at the Kunsthistoriches Museum in Vienna and prominent art historian. She studied sculpture with Anton Hanak in Vienna. Using a style largely inspired by German Expressionism, Pepi became well-known for her graphic prints, produced using such techniques as lithography, vernis mou and woodcuts. After the end of World War II, she lived in Göteborg, Sweden. Starting in the 1960s, she became interested in color enamel techniques and worked on projects with her daughter Elisabeth Söderberg-Weixlgärtner. Mother and daughter jointly exhibited their work in 1964 at the Museum für Kunsthandwerk in Frankfurt (now known as the Museum für Angewandte Kunst). The artist is also known by alternate names including: Josephine Therese Neutra, Josefine Neutra, Josephine Weixlgärtner, Pepi Weixlgärtner and Pepi Neutra.

Scope and Content

The collection primarily consists of Weixlgärtner's prints. The majority of the works in this collection are portraits and nudes. Among her works represented here are: The God and His Creature, Mater Dolorosa, Dreamvision, Gabriel, Theophilus, prints from the Rhythmus series, Sinfonia Furiosa, Savonarola, and Pietà. Included are portraits of her brother Richard Neutra (ca. 1950), her husband Arpad Weixlgärtner (c. 1946) and her son Johannes Weixlgärtner. Also included in this collection is a color painting by Raymond Neutra dated 1949.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Weixlgärtner-Neutra, Pepi.
Artists --United States --Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Prints.

Related Material

Richard and Dion Neutra Papers (Collection 1179)  , boxes 1938, 1939, 1947 contain materials related to her husband Arpad Weixlgärtner.

Container List

Folder 1

The God and His Creature undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique
Folder 1

Untitled undated

Physical Description: Crayon drawing, abstract, signed Franziska
Folder 1

Mater Dolorosa 1938

Physical Description: Vernis mou (soft-ground etching)
Folder 1

Untitled undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique, portrait of older man
Folder 1

Untitled undated

Physical Description: Silkscreen, abstract squares, signed Andre Bloy
Folder 1

Untitled undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique, female figure
Folder 1

Johannes undated

Scope and Content Note

Print, unidentified technique, portrait of Pepi Weixlgärtner-Neutra's son at age sixteen, note inscribed on back indicates "for Wolf" and that it is not for sale.
Folder 1

Untitled undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique, portrait
Folder 1

Untitled October 1949

Note

Painting by Raymond Neutra
Folder 1

Dreamvision undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique
Folder 1

Untitled undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique, portrait
Folder 1

Sybille undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique
Folder 1

Untitled undated

Physical Description: Print, portrait of two figures
Folder 1

Untitled undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique, portrait of two figures
Folder 1

Hofrat Dr., A. Weixlgärtner, My Husband 1946

Scope and Content Note

Lithograph, portrait of the artist's husband, Arpad Weixlgärtner
Folder 1

Untitled undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique, two figures
Folder 1

Gabriel undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique, portrait
Folder 2

Dr. Weixlgärtner, No. II 1946

Scope and Content Note

Lithograph, dedication on back indicates Chicago Art Institute print room (collection for graphic arts)
Folder 2

Savonarola, No. IV undated

Scope and Content Note

Print, unidentified technique, dedication on back indicates Chicago Art Institute print room (collection for graphic arts)
Folder 2

Ich lasse dich nicht-Du segnest mich denn, No. III 1946

Scope and Content Note

Lithograph, dedication on back indicates Chicago Art Institute print room (collection for graphic arts)
Folder 2

Pietà, No. V 1954

Scope and Content Note

Lithograph, dedication on back indicates Chicago Art Institute print room (collection for graphic arts)
Folder 2

Architect Richard J. Neutra, Los Angeles, No. I 1950

Scope and Content Note

Woodcut, dedication on back indicates Chicago Art Institute print room (collection for graphic arts)
Folder 3

Theophilus undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique
Folder 3

Untitled undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique, masks
Folder 3

Untitled undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique, portrait
Folder 3

Untitled undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique, portrait
Folder 3

Untitled undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique, portrait
Folder 3

Untitled undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique, female nude
Folder 3

Fragment undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique, two figures
Folder 3

Untitled undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique, female nude
Folder 3

Untitled undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique, harlequin
Folder 3

Untitled undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique, cloud
Folder 3

Capricco undated

Scope and Content Note

Lithograph, from the Rhythmus series
Folder 3

Scherzo II 1934

Scope and Content Note

Lithograph, from the Rhythmus series
Folder 3

Donne Gravide II undated

Scope and Content Note

Lithograph, from the Rhythmus series
Folder 3

Sinfonia Furiosa undated

Scope and Content Note

Print, unidentified technique, two figures, "unicum" inscribed under Pepi's signature
Folder 3

Untitled undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique, portrait
Folder 3

Untitled undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique, portrait
Folder 3

Untitled undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique, portrait
Folder 3

Untitled undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique, portrait
Folder 3

Untitled undated

Physical Description: Print, unidentified technique, portrait