- Berta Zuckerkandl
Berta Zuckerkandl-Szeps (
April 13, 1864- October 16, 1945) was an Austrian writer, journalist, and critic.
Berta Szeps was the daughter of liberal newspaper publisher
Moritz Szepsand was raised in Vienna. She was married to the anatomist Emil Zuckerkandl.
From end of the nineteenth century until 1938, she led an important
literary salonin Vienna, originally from a villa in Döblinglater in the Oppolzergassearea. Many famous Viennese artists and personalities including Gustav Klimt, Gustav Mahler, Max Reinhardt, Arthur Schnitzlerand others frequented the salon. Protégés of the salon include Anton Koligand Sebastian Iseppof the Nötsch Circle. Her sister Sofie was married to Paul Clemenceau, the brother of the French President Georges Clemenceau, and, therefore, she also had good ties to Parisien artistic circles. She also translated a number of plays from French to German and was a cofounder of the Salzburg Music Festival.
In 1938, she emigrated to
Parisand later to Algiers.
* "Die Pflege der Kunst in Österreich 1848-1898. Dekorative Kunst und Kunstgewerbe." Wien, 1900
* "Zeitkunst Wien 1901-1907." Heller, Wien, 1908
* "Ich erlebte 50 Jahre Weltgeschichte". Bermann-Fischer Verlag, Stockholm, 1939
* "Clemenceau tel que je l'ai connu". Algier, 1944
* "Österreich intim. Erinnerungen 1892-1942". Propyläen, Frankfurt/Main, 1970 (paperback edition: Ullstein, Frankfurt am Main, 1988; ISBN 3-548-20985-8)
* Lucian O. Meysels: In meinem Salon ist Österreich. Berta Zuckerkandl und ihre Zeit. 3. A. Herold, Wien 1985 ISBN 3-7008-0263-3
Salon of Bertha Zuckerkandl
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