Graz *1891 - †1978 Graz
From 1907 Norbertine Bresslern-Roth studied at the “Landeskunstschule Graz“/Art School of the Federal State of Styria, after that in Dachau and at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. 1928 she travelled to North Africa, where she found inspiration for countless depictions of animals. Later on she continued these studies in zoos. She also illustrated children's books and made tapestries as well as miniatures from ivory. Because she created paintings that showed her critical attitude towards the NS regime, she is attributed to the cultural resistance movement during National Socialism today. She always stood behind her husband, who was half-Jewish.
Norbertine Bresslern-Roth is said to be the most important animals depicting artist of the present age worldwide. Especially her linocuts are distinctive. 1952 she had an exhibition in Graz that was visited by 10.000 people. The Neue Galerie Graz – the modern part of the Federal State Museum Joanneum – and the collection of the city of Graz own works of Bresslern-Roth.