Portrait of a Woman (1922). Leo Putz (Austrian, 1869-1940).
In 1899, Paul Höcker’s studio class founded the artist group “Scholle.” Putz was one of its founding members. The group confronted the predominant academic style and Historicism with a new, temperamental painting style, which was influenced by Wilhelm Trübner. The central subject was the depiction of people, mainly women.