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The project also includes the maintenance and dissemination of the research and plans to take its products - book, exhibition and website - to the public at large. Stay tuned.
June 2, 2016, 6pm / Lette Verein Berlin, Viktoria-Luise-Platz 6, Berlin Schöneberg
May, 25, 2016, 11h30 am / Museu da Santa Casa de São Paulo, Rua Dr. Cesário Mota Jr., 112, Largo do Arouche, São Paulo
Lilly Ebstein Lowenstein (1897-1966) lived between Science and the Arts, drawing and producing photomicrographies in the fields of Medicine and Zoology. She was born in Germany and studied scientific photography and drawing at Lette-Verein Berlin, from 1911 to 1914. In 1925, she immigrated to São Paulo with her husband Max Lowenstein and their two sons.
In 1926, she became an illustrator and photomicrographer at the Illustration and Photography Department of the São Paulo School of Medicine, which she would head from 1932 to 1956. Lilly worked on research and articles by Alfonso Bovero, Renato Locchi, Carmo Lordy, Ernesto de Souza Campos and Odorico Machado de Souza, among many others. The School of Medicine was incorporated by the University of São Paulo (USP) in 1934.
From 1930 to 1935, Lilly collaborated at the Instituto Biológico de Defesa Agrícola e Animal, namely in research by José Reis and the Bird Pathology Department. Instituto Biológico and the School of Medicine are two central Science and Research institutions in the history of the city of São Paulo. In her works, Lilly combined her technical knowledge of photography and drawings, the study of the Sciences and an outstanding artistic talent. A life in the Arts dedicated to Science research and dissemination.
This research was carried out at the Library/Center of Information and Reference in Public Health of the School of Public Health at USP; Lette-Verein Berlin; Memory Center of Instituto Biológico of São Paulo State Secretariat for Agriculture and Supply; “Prof. Carlos da Silva Lacaz” Historical Museum at the School of Medicine of USP, the National Archives and USP’s Rectory archives.