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Karl Moll, born in Vienna in 1861, grew to be a painter of landscapes, interiors and still lifes, whose later work became a testimony to the Art Nouveau period. Beginning his art studies under Viennese landscape painter, Carl Haunold, Moll later became the student of Christian Griepenkerl at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. By far the most influential teacher of his career was Emil Jakob Schindler, with whom he painted and remained friends from 1881 until Schindler’s death in 1892.
Although one of the founding members of the Vienna Secession in 1897, Moll left the movement in 1905 along with other followers of Gustav Klimt. While artistic director of the Miethke art gallery and dealership, Karl Moll organized numerous exhibitions, and, during this time, was credited for persuading the Austrian Gallery to purchase many important works by Cézanne, Van Gogh and Renoir.
From 1912 on, Moll traveled Europe and worked for private collectors, saving many important works from obscurity by bringing them back to Vienna.
As a post-secessionist artist, Moll concentrated on landscapes and light, as well as on capturing the atmosphere and ambiance of the scenes he depicted. In 1930, he published a book on his former teacher and friend, Emil Jakob Schindler, and continued organizing worthy exhibitions until his death in 1945 when he, his daughter Maria and her husband committed suicide after the Russian invasion in Vienna.
The Kunstschau (Art Show) was one led by Carl Moll, Gustav Klimt and Josef Hoffmann between 1 June and 16 November, 1908. It was designed on the site of present-day Vienna Konzerthaus (Concert House). The art show was one of the many events and festivities on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of reign of Emperor Franz Josef . It is considered a landmark event of Viennese Modernism.
Akademie der Bildenden Künst, Vienna
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Carl Moll in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database
Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna
The Vienna Museum, Vienna
Niederösterreichisches Landesmuseum [Lower Austria Regional Museum], St. Pölten??
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