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Oskar Kokoschka

(1886-1980), Artist and writer

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist of 2 portraits
Oskar Kokoschka is widely regarded as one of the leading Expressionist painters of the 20th century. He trained at the Vienna School of Artsand Crafts (1905-9). In 1909 he wrote and designed the first Expressionist play Murderer, Hope of Women, which caused a public scandal. He was severely wounded in the First War, but recovered and taught at Dresden Academy (1919-23). In the 1930s Kokoschka's paintings were classed as 'degenerate' by the Nazi regime. After leaving Austria, he settled in Britain, gaining British citizenship in 1947. Characterised by an emotive use of colour and line, his portraits focus on the inner life of the sitter.

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Oskar Kokoschka, by Karel Vogel - NPG 6244

Oskar Kokoschka

by Karel Vogel
painted plaster head, circa 1924-1939
On display in Room 27 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6244

Oskar Kokoschka, by Lee Miller - NPG P1080

Oskar Kokoschka

by Lee Miller
modern archival-toned gelatin silver print from original negative, 1950
NPG P1080

Oskar Kokoschka, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(30)

Oskar Kokoschka

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 29 May 1962
NPG P797(30)

Oskar Kokoschka, by Oskar Kokoschka - NPG 5156

Oskar Kokoschka

by Oskar Kokoschka
lithograph, 1965
NPG 5156

Oskar Kokoschka, by Felix H. Man - NPG x128173

Oskar Kokoschka

by Felix H. Man
vintage bromide print, 1930
NPG x128173

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