The Oscar Kokoschka space

The Oscar Kokoschka space

2017 sees a key milestone in Oskar Kokoschka research, with the online publication of the catalogue raisonné of his paintings. The research team, consisting of Walter Feilchenfeldt, Katharina Erling and Sabine Kaufmann, has updated the first volume of the catalogue raisonné by Johannes Winkler and Katharina Erling published in 1995, and compiled a second volume covering the years 1930–1980. To mark the launch, an exhibition will showcase the pictorial masterpieces from the Foundation’s collection.

The Foundation in memory of Oskar Kokoschka was created in 1988 at the instigation of the artist’s widow, Olda Palkovská. It has had a dedicated presentation space on the museum’s first floor since 2012. Today the collection comprises more than 2,300 inventory numbers, including paintings, watercolours, sketches and almost all the artist’s prints.

The Foundation’s new curator is Aglaja Kempf, who took up her post on 1 July 2016.

Portraits of girls
14 June 2016 to 31 January 2017

The Fondation holds numerous works depicting girls. In his accounts of Kokoschka’s teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden during the 1920s, his pupil Friedrich Karl Gotsch recalls the artist’s predilection for young models.

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