The Cologne artist Mary Bauermeister made her mark on the art market in the middle of the 1960s. Her “lens boxes” – wooden boxes, open at the front, containing several visual layers made of glass, with lenses and prisms arranged on top – fascinated curators and collectors.
1934 born in Frankfurt am Main
1950ies studies under Max Bill in Ulm and Otto Steinert in Saarbrücken
since 1957 as free artist in Cologne
1963 move to New York
2007 xhibition WACK! Art and the feminist revolution, MoCA, Los Angeles
lives and works in Rösrath near Cologne