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Oskar Kokoschka: Expressionist, Migrant, European

Leopold Museum, Vienna

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This large-scale survey explores how Kokoschka’s belief in the importance of painting the human figure was shaped by his experience of war and exile – and firmly maintained despite the 20th-century vogue for abstraction. Find out more from the Leopold Museum’s website. 

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Self-Portrait, One Hand Touching the Face (1918/19), Oskar Kokoschka. Photo: © Leopold Museum, Vienna

Double portrait of Oskar Kokoschka and Alma Mahler

Double portrait of Oskar Kokoschka and Alma Mahler (1912/13), Oskar Kokoschka. Photo: Museum Folkwang Essen/Artothek; © Fondation Oskar Kokoschka/ Bildrecht, Vienna, 2018

The Red Egg, Oskar Kokoschka

The Red Egg (1940/41), Oskar Kokoschka. Photo: National Gallery of Prague, 2018; © Fondation Oskar Kokoschka/ Bildrecht, Vienna, 2018

Adolf Loos, Kokoschka

Adolf Loos (1909), Oskar Kokoschka. Photo: © Leopold Museum, Vienna

Playing Children, Kokoschka

Playing Children (1909), Oskar Kokoschka. Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg. Photo: Bernd Kirtz © Fondation Oskar Kokoschka/Bildrecht, Vienna, 2018

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