Gerda Gottlieb Wegener 1886-1940
Les deux amies 1921
Les femmes fatales 1933
Gerda Gottlieb Wegener was a Danish artist and painter who is best known now for her erotic paintings like the ones below. During her career, most of which was spent in Paris after 1912 (her family heritage was French and she felt more at home there), she did illustrations for the major magazines, Vogue and so on, mixing with the glitterati and the doomed. She also continued to paint and exhibit in Copenhagen when she could. The most arresting images are the lesbian ones but she also provided illustrations for a Casanova memoir and other books.