Exhibited at: Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, 2008, Gustav Klimt und die Kunstschau 1908; Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, 2016, Kubismus – Konstruktivismus – Formkunst
FANNY HARLFINGER (born ZAKUCKA)
Mank/Lower Austria 1873 – 1954 Vienna
Painter, graphic artist, arts and crafts
Wife of the painter Richard Harlfinger. She studied at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts. In 1905, she showed her designs and wood block prints at the Vienna Exhibition and at the Exhibition of the Vereinigung bildender Künstlerinnen Österreichs. In 1906, she took part at the Paris Salon. She collaborated with the Wiener Werkstätte.
Ref.: Heinrich Fuchs, Die österreichischen Maler des 19. Jahrhunderts, vol. 2, Vienna 1973
MINKA (WILHEMINE) PODHÁJSKÁ
Vienna 1881 – 1963 Prague
Painter, illustrator, designed toys and decorative objects
Lived in Vienna until 1918. Private studies at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts (A. Boehm, F. König), where she attended a course of sculpture. She designed wooden toys, bibelots, ceramic and also did interior designs. Podhájská was a member of the Klimt Group. She was in close contact with Czech artists in Vienna and Prague (Helene Johnová and the artists around Artěl). In Prague, she exhibited her toys as early as in 1907. In 1910, she presented an extensive collection of her works at the exhibition at the Topič Salon together with V. Myslivečková. She was successfully represented at exhibitions around Europe even before World War I and worked together with several arts and crafts workshops on a permanent basis. She designed excellent toys for WW, for Deutsche Werkstätten für Handwerkskunst, Dresden (1908-1915), but also for the Czech Hořice toy co-op. In 1918, she moved to Prague and soon started working together with Artěl.