Oskar Kokoschka
Rüdiger Görner

Oskar Kokoschka

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A Monumental Artist
  • date of publication: 24.09.2018
  • 352 Pages
  • Zsolnay
  • hardcover
  • ISBN 978-3-552-05905-4
  • Deutschland: 28,00 €
  • Österreich: 28,80 €

  • ePUB-Format
  • E-Book ISBN 978-3-552-05919-1
  • E-Book Deutschland: 20,99 €

“Life is like drawing – but without the eraser to correct mistakes.” - Oskar Kokoschka

The life and work of Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) is a protest against monotony — the monotony of existence. Rüdiger Görner's biography illustrates the fascinating and contradictory versatility of this epoch-making artist.

Oskar Kokoschka, who focused on those marked by life, achieved world fame as a visual artist and portraitist. In his comprehensive biography of Kokoschka’s life, the first in thirty years, Rüdiger Görner presents the all-round artist Oskar Kokoschka: plays, letters and essays bear witness to the significant literary qualities of this great painter. Music was central to his work. And as a teacher, Kokoschka founded the “School of Seeing” in 1953. Despite serious injuries sustained during the First World War, Oskar Kokoschka lived to a ripe old age. Keeping very close to his work, Görner traces Kokoschka’s path from enfant terrible and starving artist to a wealthy cosmopolitan and seminal artist, who remained artistically and politically alert: by narrating Kokoschka’s life, his work is narrated – and vice versa.

The first biography since three decades.

Oskar Kokoschka


Rüdiger Görner: „Oskar Kokoschka“

Vorarlberg Museum,
Kornmarktplatz 1,
6900 Bregenz

Rüdiger Görner: „Oskar Kokoschka“

Kunsthaus Zürich,
Winkelwiese 4,
8001 Zürich

Rüdiger Görner: „Oskar Kokoschka“

Fondation Oskar Kokoschka, Musée Jenisch,
Avenue de la Gare 2,
1800 Vevey

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