Irma Stern was born in Schweizer-Reneke, a small town in the Transvaal in South Africa, her father was a German man and her mother a Jewish woman. After the war Irma Stern and her family moved back to Germany. In 1913 Irma Stern studied art at the Wemar academy in Germany, she was associated with the German Expressionist of that period. In 1919 she had her first exhibition on Berlin. Irma Stern returned to Cape Town, South Africa in 1920 until she passed away in 1966.
‘Eternal Child’ painted in 1916, oil on canvas. This was one of Irma Sterns first artworks after her divorce with her husband and also the first time she changed her painting ways