Paula (Pauline) Lissy was born in Vienna, Austria in 1879. In 1897 she married the Austrian Jewish dramatist and poet, Richard Beer-Hofmann. Paula Beer-Hofmann died in Switzerland in 1939.
The Austrian painter Hans Schlesinger (1875-1932) was the brother-in-law of the poet and author Hugo von Hofmannsthal.
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Schlesinger, Hans: Portrait of Paula Beer Hofmann, Leo Baeck Institute, 85.11.