Ursula Reuter Christiansen

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Ursula Reuter Christiansen (born February 13, 1943 in Trier, Germany) created work, whether it was painting or filmmaking, that showed examples of mythological symbolism.


Ursula Reuter Christiansen studied literature at the Philipp University in Marburg, Germany. Beginning in 1965, she studied sculpture under Joseph Beuys at the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts.[1]

After moving to Denmark with her husband, Henning Christiansen, in 1969, Reuter Christiansen started to move her focus from sculpture and literature to painting and filmmaking. Her work proved to be influenced by societal pressures she felt as a mother and wife and the feminist art movement activities from about 1970 in Denmark.[1]

Later in 1970, Reuter Christiansen released a movie called The Executioner, in which she narrated a story about a woman whose life was changed after giving birth to her husband's child. Although she received a lot of critique for her film by those that viewed it, it was a direct use of Reuter Christiansen’s own experience as a woman, a wife and a mother.[citation needed]

Beginning in 1997, Reuter Christiansen trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. She still presently generates various works of art, such as paintings, ceramics and film, which mostly include ideas of marriage and close relationships.[2]

She was awarded an Eckersberg Medal in 2011. [3]


Ursula Reuter Christiansen has had many works of art displayed in various museums. Some of her most famous pieces include:[1]

  • Marriage (1978)
  • A Never Ceasing Voice (1975)
  • Money (1975)
  • The Woman's ABC (1971)
  • Jungle (1968)


  1. ^ a b c "Ursula Reuter Christiansen".
  2. ^ "Ursula Reuter Christiansen". CLARA. Washington, D.C.: CLARA, National Museum of Women in the Arts. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Tildelinger af medaljer". Akademiraadet. Archived from the original on 2 February 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2014.