Blau, Tina

BORN 15 Nov 1845, Wien - DIED 31 Oct 1916, Wien
BIRTH NAME Blau, Regina Leopoldine
CAUSE OF DEATH heart failure
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Evangelischer Pfarrfriedhof Simmering, 11., Simmeringer Hauptstraße 242 (Gruppe 03, Nummer 12)

Tina Blau was a landscapepainter who painted in the Viennese Jugendstil. She was the daiughter of the Jewish army physician Simon Balu. She was taught painting by August Schaeffer von Wienwald, Wilhelm Lindschmitt and Emil Jakob Schindler. In 1883 she converted to the protestant faith and in 1884 she married the painter Heinrich Lang (1838-1891). They settled in Munich where she taught still life painting at the Ladies Academy of the Münchner Künstlerinnenverein. In 1890 60 of her works were exhibited at the Kunstverein.

After her husband's deat hshe travelled to the Netherlands and Italy. After that she returned to Vienna where she had a studio near the Rotunede building at the Prater. In 1897 she was a co-founder of the Kunstschule für Frauen und Mädchen (Art School for Women and Girls) in Vienna. She taught there from 1898 until 1915. She died in 1916 in Vienna. In 1917 an exhibition in her memory was held at the Künstlerhaus in Vienna.

Related persons
• was pupil of Schindler, Emil Jakob


The grave of Tina Blau at the Evangelischer Friedhof Simmering, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (23 Aug 2009)


• Pleyel, Peter, Friedhöfe in Wien, Vom Mittelalter bis Heute, Pichler Edition, Wien, 1999
• Becker, Edwin & Sabine Grabner (eds.), Wenen 1900, Portret en interieur, Van Goghmuseum, Amsterdam, 1997
Tina Blau - Wikipedia

Blechen, Karl

Published: 07 May 2021
Last update: 21 Feb 2022