Hilla Rebay von Ehrenwiesen  (American, 1890-1967) 


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Hilla Rebay von Ehrenwiesen Biography
1890   Born (Baroness Hilla Rebay von Ehrenwiesen) in Strasbourg, France
1906   Studied at the Academie Julien under Rollais and Bouche
1910   Continued studies in Munich, Germany
1913   Moved to Berlin
1915   Met Jean Arp in Zurich
1917   "Galerie Dada", Berlin Germany (group exhibition)
"Galerie Der Sturm", Berlin Germany (group exhibition)
1927   Moved to the USA; became artistic advisor to Solomon R. Guggenheim; Served as the first director and curator of Guggenheim's Museum of Non-Objective Painting (renamed the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1952)
Befriended Wassily Kandinsky and Marc Chagall
1937   Helped Solomon Guggenheim establish the Guggenheim Museum in New York City
1936 - 1939   Organized exhibitions of Guggenheim's collection in Charleston, South Carolina; Philadelphia, and Baltimore
1939   Museum Opened in New York with inaugural exhibition, "Art of Tomorrow"
1943   Rebay commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design a permanent museum for the Guggenheim collection
1952   Resigned as director of the Guggenheim Museum; retained role of director emeritus
1967   Died on September 27th
Selected Exhibitions
2005   Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (retrospective exhibition), traveled to: the Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany; the Schlossmuseum in Murnau, Germany; the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
1929 - 1939   Exhibited with Kandinsky at Rudolf Bauer's gallery in Berlin-Charlottenberg, Germany
1927   Exhibited collages and drawings at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts (Rebay was one of the few female abstract painters of her time)