Marie Speyer
Marie Speyer
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Marie Speyer (1880 - 1914) was one of the first female students to be awarded a doctorate by Fribourg University, and was appointed assistant director at the Lycée des Jeunes Filles de Luxembourg

Marie Speyer was born in Vianden. She passed all the compulsory exams to become a primary school teacher before joining Fribourg University in Switzerland in 1905. Women were first admitted to the university in 1865, she presented her doctorate thesis in 1909.

In 1911, she was appointed assistant director at the Lycée de Jeunes Filles in Luxembourg. In 1914, Marie Speyer died of cancer at the Saint-François Clinic in Luxembourg, a few days before her 34th birthday.


The artist

Pit Wagner is an artist, painter, illustrator, engraver and sculptor, and was born in Luxembourg in 1954.

Using photographs, he created black and white sketches in which he tried to capture the personalities of Hirsch, Speyer and Hein. The choice of colour used for each portrait was not random. Green to evoke vines. Red for feminine success. Blue for spirituality. 


   
Drawings: Pit Wagner (L)
Prining: Offset haute définition en quadrichromie par Bpost Stamps Factory, Malines (B)
Format : 27,66 x 40,20 mm, 10 timbres à la feuille
  • 2014
  • Personalities
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