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But his wife Gerda had a fascinating life and career of her own. But there was another woman behind Einar and Lili. In real life, the story is not dissimilar.
But Gerda changed all that because she painted strong, beautiful women with admiration and identification — as conscious subjects rather than objects. Gerda Gottlieb was born in the coastal town of Grenaa, rural Jutland, in There she met Einar Wegener, a student at the ading college, and married him when she was just Gerda became interested in gender as a performance — long before philosopher Judith Butler — and inwhen one of her models failed to turn up for a sitting, she asked her husband to pose instead.
Both women created themselves from scratch.
She wanted it all. At the end of the s, Lili sought out opportunities for a surgical transition. After her first operation, Lili gave herself a new surname, Elbe, and began to cut ties with her old life.
Gerda remarried, but by the s tastes had changed and she struggled to work at the same level. Buried alone at Solbjerg Park cemetery in Copenhagen, Gerda has rested in relative obscurity ever since. Until now.
Gerda Wegener: 'The Lady Gaga of the s'. Gerda and Einar Wegener in front of Gerda's painting Sur la route d'Anacapri at an exhibition in Photograph: The Royal Library, Denmark. Helen Russell. Mon 28 Sep Reuse this content.Women want sex Elbe
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Man into woman : the first sex change, a portrait of Lili Elbe : the true and remarkable transformation of the painter Einar Wegener