Lenke Rothman was born in Kiskunfélegyháza, Hungary, in 1929.
From 1944 to 1945 she was interned in Auschwitz, Guben and Bergen-Belsen, and was taken to Sweden in 1945 by the Red Cross. She spent the years 1945 to 1951 in hospitals in Sweden; attended art school in Stockholm from 1951 to 1955, and the Accademia di Belle Arti, Ravenna, Italy, in 1956 and 1957. She married Sivar Arnér in 1959; a son, Elias, was born in 1966. Member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Sweden since 1976. Exhibited art in sveral group shows in Sweden and abroad since 1951, and had her first one-person show in 1960, followed by many more. Large retrospective exhibition at the Swedish Royal Academy of Art, Stockholm, 1976, and later a second one at the Dunker Art Museum, Helsingborg, 2008.
Stage designer for the Stockholm National Theatre production of Strindberg’s Easter, 1981. Program on creativity for Swedish television, 1979, and television program with Andy Warhol in 1981. Represented at the Modern Museum of Art, National Museum and Royal Swedish Library in Stockholm, the University of Uppsala, and in numerous private collections in Sweden, U.S.A., Finland, London and Paris.
Swedish artist in residence in 1981 at P.S.1 in New York, and in 1984 at the Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, California. Author of Quality of Life, 1981, and OK OK NO New York, 1984, both published by Kalejdoskop, Ahus, Sweden.
She died of leukemia in 2008.
TV Interview with Lenke (In Swedish)
TV program with meeting between Lenke and Andy Warhol
Type of Publication: Prose with illustrations (in Swedish)