Tina Morpurgo

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Tina Morpurgo
Tina Morpurgo.jpg
Self-portrait of Tina Morpurgo
Born (1907-03-06)6 March 1907
Split, Austro-Hungarian Empire, (now Croatia)
Died 1 June 1944(1944-06-01) (aged 37)
Banjica concentration camp
Cause of death
Murdered in Holocaust
Nationality Croat
Occupation Painter
Relatives Vid Morpurgo
(great uncle)

Tina Morpurgo (March 6, 1907 – June 1, 1944) was notable Croatian painter from Split.[1][2]

Morpurgo was born on March 6, 1907 in Split to a notable Jewish family Morpurgo which originated from Marburg, Germany.[3][4] 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.[1][5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Duško Kečkemet (1971)
  2. ^ (Croatian) Rogošić, Željko (2007-12-20). "Slavne žene Dalmacije". Nacional. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  3. ^ Tonkin, Boyd (2010-08-20). "Boyd Tonkin: The magnificent Morpurgos". The Independent. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  4. ^ Kuzmanić, Nepo. "Obitelj Morpurgo, Židovi iz Marburga". Slobodna Dalmacija. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  5. ^ (Croatian) Gospodnetić, Lenka (03.04.2010). "Mirjana Kučer: Splićanke stenju pod muškim jarmom". Slobodna Dalmacija. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  6. ^ (Croatian) Wright, Lola (01.02.2012). "Velike Splićanke koje je povijest zaboravila". Slobodna Dalmacija. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  7. ^ (Croatian) Pavičić, Jurica (10.01.2008). "Ženska povijest Splita". Jutarnji list. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Kečkemet, Duško (1971). Židovi u povijesti Splita. Split: Jevrejska općina, Split.