Josef Paul Hodin
Josef Paul Hodin
by Oskar Kokoschka
24 3/4 in. x 19 1/8 in. (630 mm x 485 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Josef Paul Hodin (1905-1995), Author, art historian and art critic. Sitter in 2 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980), Artist and writer. Artist of 2 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
This portraitback to top
One of three studies of Hodin by Kokoschka, it is the first drawing to enter the collection by the Viennese artist. Hodin was an authority on Kokoschka's work and his biographer.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 167
Events of 1964back to top
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