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OSKAR KOKOSCHKA (Austrian / 1886-1980)

Oskar Kokoschka was at the forefront of Expressionism, along with Max Beckmann. Oskar Kokoschka's art and writings are distinguished by the intensity of his passion, his vision, and his feelings. Born in Pöchlarn, Oskar Kokoschka grew up in Vienna, where he studied art at the Kunstgewerbeschule. Paul Cassirer gave Kokoschka his first solo show in 1910. Kokoschka served on the eastern front in WWI, and was seriously injured. Invalided out, he settled in Dresden in 1917, and was appointed professor at the Akademie there two years later. Oskar Kokoschka's art was condemned as "degenerate" by the Nazis and removed from public view. In 1947 Kokoschka became a British citizen (having taken Czech citizenship a decade earlier), but he was to spend his last decades in Switzerland, where he died in 1980. The Catalogue Raisonné of Oskar Kokoschka's prints is by Wingler and Welz.

See also:

PAUL BAUM
ROGER CHASTEL
FRANZ CISEK
MAX LIEBERMANN
EDVARD MUNCH
HERMANN STRUCK

Selected prints by OSKAR KOKOSCHKA

Mädchenbildnis
(Portrait of a girl), 1920
Lithograph •SOLD

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