Marlene Dietrich and the Beth Shalome Synagogue
"I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men."
Fine Art Print on Paper with 1" White Border for Easy Framing
Each print is hand-signed by the artist. The 12"x12" print contains a 10"x10" image.
Limited Edition Giclee Print on Canvas with Black Frame, 20"x20"
This special series of 50 Limited Edition Series Prints are exact replicas of the original paintings. They include a certificate of authenticity signed by the printer and the artist, and are hand-signed and numbered. The frame is black and sits 1 1/2" from the wall.
About the Painting:
This strong-minded individual fueled me to paint. Marlene Dietrich is unforgettable for so many reasons. From her bedroom eyes, to her much envied have-at-it androgynous style that was emulated by fashionistas for generations to come.
Dietrich was a woman confident in her own choices and convictions at a time when women’s views were so often suppressed. Her spirit made for an easy choice to include her and earned her a hat in my series.
Dietrich is modeling the Beth Shalom Synagogue (Elkins Park, Pennsylvania). This painting is a celebration of this woman’s solidarity with human rights. During WWII, the German government tried to entice Miss Dietrich to come back to act and perform Nazi propaganda for them but she refused.
She immigrated to the US, becoming an American citizen in 1939. She was awarded the Medallion of Honour of the State of Israel, along with the Medal of Freedom in 1945 from the United States.
This painting is set at night, illuminating both Dietrich and the synagogue in a halo of light. Beth Shalom is Hebrew for House of Peace - something Dietrich stood for her whole life. We see a smoking Marlene striking a confident and assertive pose ready to take on humanitarian issues with the Wright style.
– Karen Robb
About Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992)
Marlene Dietrich was born in Germany and received her American citizenship in 1937. She was a prolific actor and singer who continually changed her image to support her vision. In her youth, she starred in silent film, and later in classics such as The Shanghai Express, Morocco, Desire, and Witness for the Prosecution.
"A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma."
Prints on Paper
Your fine art print is a Magiclee Verona 250hd smooth cotton fine art print created here in Winnipeg by my professional printer to ensure the closest fidelity to the original. Each print will be hand signed by me, the artist.
Prints on fine art paper include a white border for easy framing, which can also act as a mat. Therefore, your image will be smaller than its total paper size. Border sizes are stated and shown in the photo of each listing.
- Ex: A 12"x12" print contains a 10"x10" image
Giclee Prints on Canvas with Black Frame, Limited Edition
- The Special Series of 50 Limited Edition Prints are exact replicas of the original paintings.
- Limited Edition Canvas Prints include a certificate of authenticity signed by the printer and the artist.
- These prints are also signed and numbered on the back of each canvas by the artist.
- Frames are black and sit 1 1/2" from the wall.
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