MILLI STEGER BRONZE SCULPTURE AT JENNMAUR GALLERY  
     
  MILLI STEGER (GERMAN 1881-1948)  
 
In 1910 Art patron Karl Osethaus invited Milli Steger to his residence in Ruhr and there she created 4 large scale nude figures for the local Theater Hagen. These nudes were generally considered quite scandalous -- but as she was living with her patron there was little that could be done about it by the local population. Steger was a member of the Expressionist Movement and was also a member of the local artist colony which included Christian Rohlfs. In 1937 her works were confiscated by the Nazi Party -- as they were deemed "Degenerate". After the war in 1948 she was made Honory President of the Democratic Women's Federation of Germany.
 
     
 
Milli Steger (German 1881-1948) "Jungling"(Youth), signed bronze with Noack foundry stamp
Dimensions: 13&1/3 inches high by 10 inches wide