Engraving by Nuria Quevedo as frontispiece in 'Aussichtsreiche Randfiguren : Aufsaetze'

Scope and Content

The engraving was held loose in the Edinburgh University Library copy of Aussichtsreiche Randfiguren ; Aufsaetze by Eva Kaufmann, 2000, shelfmark KMP 827 (Special Collections), a work which forms part of the Karin Macpherson acquisition of literature and literary criticism from the former German Democratic Republic (DDR/GDR). The same engraving forms the frontispiece to Aussichtsreiche Randfiguren ; Aufsaetze.

The engraving depicts a walking figure (female) set against sunlight, and holding/releasing a bird. It is numbered 11/50 and was signed by the artist in 2000.

Administrative / Biographical History

Nuria Quevedo lives in Berlin, Germany, but was born in 1938 in Barcelona, Catalonia. Her family had emigrated to East Berlin in 1952. From 1958 to 1963 she studied at the Art School (Hochschule fuer bildende und angewandte Kunst) in Berlin-Weissensee, and then began working freelance in 1963. Between 1968 and 1971 she was a student at the Academy of Arts (Akademie der Kuenste) in the former German Democratic Republic (DDR), obtaining a master's degree there, and then from 1986 until 1991 she was a member of the Academy. From 1994 to 1996 she held a Professorship at Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald (the Caspar-David-Friedrich-Institut) in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, northern Germany.

From 1965, Quevedo exhibited widely in Germany (in Berlin, Chemnitz, Schwerin, Rostock, and Wittenberg) and in 1971 she held an exhibition in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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Acquisition Information

Item found February 2007. Accession no: E2007.15.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using (1)Nuria Quevedo. Full-text [online]. Nuria Quevedo [Accessed 5 March 2007].

Other Finding Aids

None prepared for this collection.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Graeme D. Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections.