Welcome to the
Marie-Louise von Motesiczky
Charitable Trust

The painter Marie-Louise von Motesiczky was born in Vienna in 1906. Leaving Vienna immediately after the Anschluss with Germany in 1938, she and her mother Henriette arrived in England in 1939 where they were to spend the rest of their lives.

Her artistic career, which spans seventy years, began in the 1920s when she visited Max Beckmann’s master class in Frankfurt. Several critically acclaimed exhibitions, especially in London, New York and Vienna, have acquainted the public with Motesiczky’s oeuvre which comprises portraits, self-portraits, still-lifes, landscapes and allegorical paintings. Apart from several works in well-known public collections, including the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art (Amsterdam), the Tate (London), the National Portrait Gallery (London), the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge), the Österreichische Galerie im Belvedere (Vienna) and numerous private collections, the main body of her work was kept together by the artist.

Marie-Louise von Motesiczky
1906 – 1996