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 Oskar (Oscar) Kokoschka  (1886 - 1980)

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Lived/Active: Austria/Germany/Switzerland      Known for: expressionist landscape, genre and portrait painting, teaching

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BIOGRAPHY for Oskar Kokoschka
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Birth
1886 (Pochlam, Austria)
 
Death
1980 (Montreux, Switzerland)

Lived/Active
Austria/Germany/Switzerland


Self portrait - Self-Portrait,
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


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expressionist landscape, genre and portrait painting, teaching

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The following text was written and submitted by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher of Laguna Woods, California:

Oscar Kokoschka, the son of a fairly poor Czech goldsmith, was born in 1886 in Pochlam, Austria and raised in Vienna, the great hothouse of modernism in economic, social and ethnic areas.  By the time he was twenty-two he was labeled a "public terror".  He was the "enfant terrible" of Viennese Expressionism as early as 1907.  He first caused an uproa (showing 500 of 8064 characters).




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