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Lola Schmierer Roth

Lola Schmierer Roth (born Dorothea Schmierer) (1893-1981), painter, born in Galati, Romania. She studied at the Filipide high school for girls and during 1908-1911 she took drawing and painting classes with Antonio Zumino (1864-1927), an Italian academic painter who lived temporarily in Galați. In 1911 she travelled to Vienna and then to Berlin where she continued her art studies, followed by a sejour in Paris when she attended the Academie Julian art school. She returned to Berlin the same year and resided there until 1914 with her grandfather, the linguist Heimann Hariton Tiktin 1850-1936). Schmierer returned to Galati residing there until the end of WW1. During 1919 she traveled to Constantinople (Istanbul), Athens, Naples, and Switerland eventually settling in Berlin. Between 1930-1935 she lived in Paris. During the Holocaust years she was in Romania. Her husband, Wilhelm Roth, was arrested in June 1942 and held at Targu-Jiu camp and then placed under house arrest in Craiova after 1943. 

Schmierer Roth participated at the Romanian National Salon in 1933, 1935, 1936 with paintings, and in 1933-1935, 1946 and 1947 with graphics. In April 1935 she had her first solo exhibition at the gallery Prietenii Cărţii in Bucharest. After 1948 she started exhibiting again.

After WW2, she was marginalized by the communist regime and her activity was almost exclusively pedagogical. Schmierer Roth lived modestly as a drawing and art history teacher at several schools in Galati. Only during the 1970s she could return to the forefront of the city's cultural life. In 1972 she had a large solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Galati, and in 1973 she had a solo exhibition in Bucharest.

Schmierer Roth was awarded the Anastase Simu Prize for her work Autoportret at the National Salon Exhibition in Bucharest in 1933.

In 2003 her daughter and son-in-law donated 74 works by Schmierer Roth to the Museum of Visual Arts of Galati. 47 works from this donation were displayed in an exhibition at the Museum of Visual Arts of Galati in November 2014.

Date of birth:
1893
Date of death:
1981
ID Number:
20676463
Written by researchers of ANU Museum of the Jewish People
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Lola Schmierer Roth

Lola Schmierer Roth (born Dorothea Schmierer) (1893-1981), painter, born in Galati, Romania. She studied at the Filipide high school for girls and during 1908-1911 she took drawing and painting classes with Antonio Zumino (1864-1927), an Italian academic painter who lived temporarily in Galați. In 1911 she travelled to Vienna and then to Berlin where she continued her art studies, followed by a sejour in Paris when she attended the Academie Julian art school. She returned to Berlin the same year and resided there until 1914 with her grandfather, the linguist Heimann Hariton Tiktin 1850-1936). Schmierer returned to Galati residing there until the end of WW1. During 1919 she traveled to Constantinople (Istanbul), Athens, Naples, and Switerland eventually settling in Berlin. Between 1930-1935 she lived in Paris. During the Holocaust years she was in Romania. Her husband, Wilhelm Roth, was arrested in June 1942 and held at Targu-Jiu camp and then placed under house arrest in Craiova after 1943. 

Schmierer Roth participated at the Romanian National Salon in 1933, 1935, 1936 with paintings, and in 1933-1935, 1946 and 1947 with graphics. In April 1935 she had her first solo exhibition at the gallery Prietenii Cărţii in Bucharest. After 1948 she started exhibiting again.

After WW2, she was marginalized by the communist regime and her activity was almost exclusively pedagogical. Schmierer Roth lived modestly as a drawing and art history teacher at several schools in Galati. Only during the 1970s she could return to the forefront of the city's cultural life. In 1972 she had a large solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Galati, and in 1973 she had a solo exhibition in Bucharest.

Schmierer Roth was awarded the Anastase Simu Prize for her work Autoportret at the National Salon Exhibition in Bucharest in 1933.

In 2003 her daughter and son-in-law donated 74 works by Schmierer Roth to the Museum of Visual Arts of Galati. 47 works from this donation were displayed in an exhibition at the Museum of Visual Arts of Galati in November 2014.

Written by researchers of ANU Museum of the Jewish People