Marie Egner

1850 Radkersburg, Steiermark 1850 - 1940 1940 Vienna

Marie Egner was born in Bad Radkersburg, Styria, in 1850. After her initial education at Hermann von Königsbrunn in Graz, Egner moved to Düsseldorf, where she took classes with the painter Carl Jungheim. Subsequently, she moved to Vienna where she met Emil Jakob Schindler, who took her into his circle of painters. Together with his other students, including Carl Moll and Olga Wisinger-Florian, Egner spent some creative summers at Plankenberg castle. Egner made numerous educational trips through Europe and even lived in England from 1887 to 1889. Some professional success followed soon after. Egner participated in several exhibitions, including at the London Royal Academy in 1888, the Great Art Exhibition of Berlin in 1896, 1898 and 1899, and the world fair in Paris in 1900, as well as the international art fair of Düsseldorf in 1904.
After World War I, Egner joined the Society of Fine Artists Austria, which dedicated a comprehensive monographic show in 1926 to Egner. Beginning in 1930, the artist increasingly lost her eyesight and thus withdrew from public life. Marie Egner died in Vienna in 1940.