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Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe

Lili Elbe was a Danish transgender woman and among one of the early recipients and pioneers of gender reassignment surgery. Lili was born Einar Wegener and was a successful painter under that name, below is the artwork created while Lili was living as Einar. When she transitioned in 1930 she stopped painting altogether, believing that part of her life was part of the identity of Einar. She lived a very interesting life and was married to the painter Gerda Wegener – read more of Lili’s story HERE

Click on any picture below to view it larger and in a slideshow.

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