Oskar Kokoschka  (Austrian, 1886-1980) 


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Oskar Kokoschka Biography
1886   Born in Pöchlarn, Austria
1907   Joined Wiener Werkstätte
1908   Work shown at the Kunstschau exhibition in Vienna
1908   Published his first book of poetry
1905 - 1909   Enters the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna, Austria
1909   Work shown at the second Kunstschau
1910   Began work at Hewarth Walden’s magazine ‘Der Sturm’
1914   Enlists in Austro-Hungarian Army
1916   Severely wounded on the Eastern front and discharged in Vienna
1917   Settles in Dresden to recuperate
1917 - 1923   Teaches at the Academy of Arts in Dresden, Germany
1924   Dismissed from the Academy of Arts in Dresden, Germany
1932   Exhibits at the Venice Biennale
1937   Escapes Nazi persecution as "degenerate" artist Prague, Czechoslovakia
1947   Emigrates to England and becomes a British citizen
1952   Taught at the Minneapolis School of Art
1953   Establishes "The School of Seeing" in Salzburg, Austria
1962   Honored with a retrospective at the Tate Gallery
1970   Began writing autobiography, “Mein Leben” (My Life)
1980   Died February 22nd in Montreux, Switzerland
Selected Exhibitions
1996 - 1997   Kokoschka und Dresden, Österreichische Galerie and other venues Vienna, Austria
1994 - 1995   Kokoschka: Emigrantleben, Kunsthalle Bielefeld Bielefeld, Germany
1994   Oskar Kokoschka: Das Frühwerk, Guggenheim Museum and other venues New York, NY
1992   Richard Gerstl - Oskar Kokoschka, Galerie St. Etienne New York, NY
1991   Oskar Kokoschka, Kunstforum Wien Vienna, Austria
1991   Degenerate Art: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles, CA
1986 - 1987   Oskar Kokoschka 1886-1980, Tate Gallery and other venues London, England
1986 - 1987   Nov. 25 - Jan. 31, "Oskar Kokoschka and His Time", Galerie St. Etienne, New York
1986   Vienna 1900, Museum of Modern Art New York, NY
1986   Otto Kallir-Nirenstein: Ein Wegbereiter Österreichischer Kunst, Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien Vienna, Austria
1986   Vienne 1880-1938, Centre Pompidou Paris, France
1986   Viennese Design & the Wiener Werkstätte, Galerie St. Etienne New York, NY
1985   Traum und Wirklichkeit, Künstlerhaus Vienna, Austria
1984   Le Arti a Vienna, Palazzo Grassi Venice, Italy
1984   Arnold Schoenberg's Vienna, Galerie St. Etienne New York, NY
1981   Austria's Expressionism, Galerie St. Etienne New York, NY
1978   Oskar Kokoschka, Museum of Modern Art Kamakura, Japan
1971   Oskar Kokoschka, Národni Galerie Prague, Czechoslovakia
1969   Creative Austria - 20th Century, Philadelphia Civic Center Philadelphia, PA
1957   German Art of the 20th Century, Museum of Modern Art New York, NY
1953   Deutsche Kunst--Meisterwerke des 20. Jahrhunderts, Kunstmuseum Lucerne, Switzerland
1951   Oskar Kokoschka, Schloss Charlottenburg Berlin, Germany
1949   Oskar Kokoschka, Museum of Modern Art New York, NY
1945   Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka, Neue Galerie Vienna, Austria
1940   Oskar Kokoschka, Galerie St. Etienne New York, NY
1938   Oskar Kokoschka, Buchholz Gallery New York, NY
1937   Degenerate Art, Circulated by the Nazis
1937   Oskar Kokoschka, Österreichisches Museum für Kunst und Industrie Vienna, Austria
1928   Oskar Kokoschka, Leicester Galleries London, England
1924   Oskar Kokoschka, Neue Galerie Vienna, Austria
1914   Munich Secession Munich, Germany
1912   Der Blaue Reiter, Expressionisten, Galerie Der Sturm Berlin, Germany
1911   Ausstellung des "Hagenbundes", Vienna, Austria
1910   Oskar Kokoschka, Galerie Paul Cassirer Berlin, Germany
1909   Internationale Kunstschau, Vienna, Austria
1908   Kunstschau, Vienna, Austria