Ilse Schreiber-Noll

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Salzige Erde / Salty Soil I, 2015 Mixed Media On Canvas 22" X 45" © Ilse Schreiber-Noll
Offerings to Nature, 2015 Mixed Media, Paper Mache, Collage, Drop Cloth, Dried Plants, Sand 10’ X 6’ X10” © Ilse Schreiber-Noll
Detail of Salzige Erde / Salty Soil I
Artist Book: Salzige Erde / Salty Soil, 2015 Mixed Media, Sand And Collage On Canvas 13 X 9 1/4 X 2 Inches © Ilse Schreiber-Noll
Klagende Bäume / Lament of the Trees, 2015 /2016 Mixed Media On Canvas, Wood, Sand 24” X 46” X 5 1/2” © Ilse Schreiber-Noll
Durstige Blumen / Thirsty Flowers, 2015 Mixed Media On Canvas 22" X 45" X 1" Inches © Ilse SchreiberNoll
Detail: Durstige Blumen / Thirsty Flowers
Quick Facts
Lives in
Croton On Hudson, NY and Berlin, Germany
Works in
Tarrytown/Peekskill, NY. and Berlin, Germany
University of Marburg/Lahn, Germany
School of Art and Design, SUNY Purchase, United States, MFA
printmaking, artist's books, mixed-media paintings and installations

Ilse Schreiber-Noll is a multi media artist. Her woodcuts, paintings, books and installations  trace their roots back to the passionate writings of Bertolt Brecht and others, who spoke for the rights of the downtrodden. She creates densely painted surfaces with the addition of collage elements: wire, wood, photos and books that give a strong sense of physical presence. The recurrent themes of her work depict the terrors of war and the threat of ecological disaster.

The artist was born in Germany and attended the University of Marburg before moving to the United States to study woodcut and the art of the book with the Uruguayan-American artist, Antonio Frasconi, whose politically-driven subjects combined with her own lifelong reading of the German poets and authors, especially Bertolt Brecht, inspired her strong sense of social justice. She received her MFA from SUNY Purchase, NY where she later on taught The Art of the Book with Antonio Frasconi.

Another aspect of her early work are collaborations with poets, writers and musicians. She worked with Eric Bentley, the playwright, translator and preeminent authority on Brecht and collaborated with him in producing over ten booklets with her woodblock prints, pen-and-ink drawings, aquarelles and collages. Collaborations with other luminaries include Joseph BrodskyDennisBrutus, Galway Kinnell, Octavio Paz and John Cage. Some of her most lyrical, elegiac work - in any medium - can be found among these limited edition and unique books. Many are in public and private collections worldwide.

​The artist presently lives and works in Croton On Hudson and in  Peekskill, NY as well as in Berlin, Germany.