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Oskar Kokoschka was born 1 March 1886 in Pöchlarn, Austria, and died 22 February 1980 in Villeneuve, Switzerland. He was a painter, printer and playwright who lived mostly in Vienna until he moved to Dresden in 1917, where he stayed until 1924,…
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Original Title Die Träumenden Knaben Year of Production 1908 Artist Oskar Kokoschka Medium Book Materials String, board, linen, paper, ink Dimensions height: 24.3 cm; width: 29.7 cm; depth 0.5 cm Credit Line Purchased from Mrs Margaret…
Self Portrait as a Painter From Two Sides
Poster for an exhibition of Oskar Kokoschka's work held in Zurich in 1923. This bold colourful poster, possessing a raw visual energy, announces Kokoschka’s exhibition at the Wolfsberg Art Gallery, Zurich, during September and October 1923. His…
German painter and printmaker. Goldschmidt knew the painter Marianne Werefkin and her partner Alexei Jawlensky, and also the writers Rainer Maria Rilke and Thomas Mann. Training initially in book design, her admiration for Der Blaue Reiter prompted…
Friedrich Karl Gotsch
Friedrich Karl Gotsch was born on 3rd February, 1900 in Kiel-Pries, Germany and died on 21st September, 1984 in Schleswig, Germany. Gotsch volunteered for the military from 1918 to 1919 and then began to study, which he soon gave up again. In 1919…
Independent Expressionist Artists
Many developed a radical, modernist approach, placing them firmly within the Expressionist canon of work. Many had found initial success through the Berlin Secession, the breakaway progressive faction at the turn of the century led by Max…
Ernest Neuschul was born in Aussig, a small town in what is now the Czech Republic. He studied in Prague and later Vienna, where he was fascinated by the paintings of Klimt and Egon Schiele and the expressionistic works of Oskar Kokoschka. At the…
Sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker, Margarete Klopfleisch (née Grossner) was born in Dresden in 1911. War, and the catastrophic economic problems which followed, brought great financial hardship. The resultant ill health and fervent…
Woman Applying Make-up
The image of the woman applying her make-up is a powerful one. Painted in Berlin at the height of the Weimar years, it gives an insight into the changing fortunes of young metropolitan working women who, in the mid-1920s were achieving greater…
Signs of the Times X
Page from Der Bildermann 1, No. 18 (1916), verso Rest on the Flight from Egypt by Oskar Kokoschka. Printed by Paul Cassirer.