ALICE DANNENBERGFrench 1861 - 1948

ALICE DANNENBERGFrench 1861 - 1948

Alice Dannenberg was born on 4th April 1861 at Annenburg in Russia, a town from which she apparently derived her name. Although she must have studied art in her native country, nothing is recorded of her life until after her arrival in Paris in about 1916-18, having joined the mass exodus from Russia during those turbulent years. In 1919 she is recorded as making her debut at the Salon d’Automne, and she subsequently exhibited also at the Salon des Tuileries, the Salon de la Nationale and the Salon des Indépendants. She must have made an immediate impact among Parisian artistic circles for within just seven years she was a participant in the important Exposition Retrospective of the Salon des Indépendants. The last record of her life is her exhibiting a still life and a view of Bruges in the Salon de la Nationale in 1938, by which time she would have been 77 years old. Today examples of her work are in the museums of Dieppe, Nice and Riga.