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Finding Aid for the Collection of Prints by Pepi Weixlgärtner-Neutra, 1938-1960
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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 465). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232857 


    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.


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

    Genres and Forms of Material


    Related Material

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