(1882 - 1944)
Malva Schalek was active/lived in Czech Republic. Malva Schalek is known for Painting.
Biography Malva Schalek
Malva Schalek was born in Prague. She earned her living as a painter in Vienna, in her studio above the Theater an der Wien, until July 1938, when she was forced to flee from the Nazis, leaving her paintings behind. Only some 30 works from this period have been recovered; two were found in the Historisches Museum Wien. One of these, a nearly life-sized oil portrait of the actor Max Pallenberg, will be returned to the family by the restitution authority.
Schalek was deported to Terezin (Theresienstadt) ghetto in February 1942, where she produced more than 100 drawings and watercolors portraying fellow inmates and their life there. Because of her refusal to portray a collaborationist doctor, she was deported to Auschwitz on 18 May
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