Self-portrait of Tina Morpurgo
6 March 1907|
Split, Austro-Hungarian Empire, (now Croatia)
|Died||1 June 1944
Banjica concentration camp
Cause of death
|Murdered in Holocaust|
Morpurgo was born on March 6, 1907 in Split to a notable Jewish family Morpurgo which originated from Marburg, Germany. After high school she devoted herself to painting and in 1931 she held her first single exhibition which showed over fifty of her works in oil, tempera and drawing. In 1932, Morpurgo attended the private school in Trieste. Morpurgo planned to pursue her schooling and development in Munich, but due to the rise of Nazism and economic crisis, she remained in her hometown, and disillusioned stopped painting. In 1943, together with her parents, she was deported to the Banjica concentration camp. On June 1, 1944, Morpurgo was killed by the Schutzstaffel members. Her paintings were saved by the surviving members of her family and friends. Later her paintings were exhibited, in 1974, at the Jewish community Split and Jewish community Belgrade, and at the Jewish Historical Museum in Belgrade in 1975.
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