“I think the time is coming for struggle and uncertainty. It comes into every serious and beautiful life. I knew all along it had to come.” ~Paula Modersohn-Becker
Paula Modersohn-Becker could have been describing life in the world today, but she was describing the conflict that existed in society during her own life (Feb. 8, 1876 – Nov. 30, 1907).
She was a rebel and artist who struggled to balance her roles as wife, mother and artist, with little understanding and less appreciation for the many times a woman must re-invent herself in her lifetime.
An enormous fan of nature and color, she revealed the beauty of an ordinary life and today is considered a groundbreaking artist for her time.