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The Cover
March 28, 2001

Still Life With Queen

Author Affiliations

The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD, Senior Contributing Editor.

JAMA. 2001;285(12):1549. doi:10.1001/jama.285.12.1549

In 1912, when Gabriele Münter (1877-1962) painted Still Life With Queen (cover ), she must have felt herself to be somewhat of a queen as well. Certainly she was a member—an important member—of the aristocracy of the avant-garde in Germany during those pre–World War I years, along with her friends Wassily Kandinsky, Alexei von Jawlensky, and Marianne Werefkin. Born in Berlin on February 19, 1877, Münter was 20 when she began her formal art training at the women's art academy in Düsseldorf. The following year she and her sister Emma went to the United States for 2 years where they stayed with relatives in Texas, Missouri, and Arkansas. (Their parents, though born in Germany, had each lived for a time in the United States; it was there that they met and married.)

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