Nina Karasek (Joële)

1883 to 1952, Austria

Nina Karasek was born in the Bohemian city of Kuttenberg and studied art at the Frauenakademie in Vienna with Tina Blau, among others.

After working many years as an artist, including as a landscape painter, she discovered her calling as a mediumistic artist at the age of 44. Using the name Joële, she was inspired and guided first and foremost by great masters, such as Rembrandt, Goya, and Klimt. She often accompanied her drawings with commentaries. She led a completely secluded life in an allotment garden in Ober Sankt Veit in Vienna. Her mediumistic art was shown for the first time in 2008 at the christian berst art brut gallery in Paris. Her works can be found in the Collection of Mediumistic Art of Elmar R. Gruber, Germany, the Treger-Saint Silvestre collection, Portugal, and the Arnulf Rainer collection, Austria.


Selected works