In 1917 Steinitz moved with her family to Hanover, where she befriended the Dada artist Kurt Schwitters. Steinitz and Schwitters remained lifelong friends, and collaborated on projects including children’s books, librettos, and festivals. Steinitz emigrated to the United States to escape Nazism, eventually settling in Los Angeles, where she worked as a librarian for Dr. Elmer Belt’s distinguished Leonardo da Vinci collection, now at UCLA. On the occasion of her eightieth birthday, LACMA organized an exhibition of her work.
Exhibition Label: Women’s Work: Art by Women in Germany, 1900–1933, 2021, Erin Maynes.