Suzanne Zuber was raised in the rich cultural landscape of Munich, Germany, and trained in New York City, where she specialized in the history and practice of Modern and Contemporary art and design. For the past fifteen years, she has conducted research, coordinated exhibitions and publications, written, and educated at art museums in Germany and North America. Suzanne is a native speaker of English and German, and her translations of art texts have been published in print and online by major cultural and government institutions for almost a decade. She recently translated an academic publication, Enlightenment all the Way to Heaven, on Enlightenment philosophy and theology (German to English).
In collaboration with two museums and the Swiss art special-ist Walter Feilchenfeldt, Ms. Zuber reconstructed and contextualized the Impressionist art collection of the famed German author Erich Maria Remarque, who lived as an exile in America from WWII onwards. The resulting publication, Remarque's Impressionists, sheds light on the lives and collections of European cultural figures and their art dealers, their influence on the American Art market of the 1940s, and transnational collecting during and after World War II.
Other topics of research have included the reception of German and Austrian Expressionism in the USA after World War II; the Ger-man Impressionist Max Liebermann; Ecole de Paris artist Amedeo Modigliani and the role of Sephardic Jewish identity in his oeuvre; the actress Sarah Bernhardt and her role as the first modern celebrity and patron of fin de siècle French art; South African artist William Kentridge and the aesthetics of postcolonial apartheid.
Photo by Susan Chainey