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Kokoschka, Oskar

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Born: 1886 AD
Died: 1980 AD, at 93 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Painters

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1886 - Born on the 1st of March in Pöchlarn, Austria.

1905-1909 - He won a scholarship to the Arts and Crafts School in Vienna, where he studied.

1907 - He produced his first portraits, which have expressive power, and he began his career landscapes, still lifes, and compositions of a symbolical or religious character.

1910 - Sponsored by his friend and prominent architect, Adolf Loos, Kokoschka made his first journey abroad, painting landscapes and portraits in Switzerland.

1919 - He became professor at the Academy of Arts.

1931 - Began a series of journeys.

         - Kokoschka lived in Vienna, when he moved to Prague, Czechoslovakia

1937 - His works in German public collections were removed by the Nazis as "degenerate."

1938 - Kokoschka and his wife, Olda, emigrated to London, where they spent World War II.

1947 - The artist became a British citizen. After the war he made several journeys, all as important for his later work as were his travels.

1953 - Kokoschka moved from London to Villeneuve on Lake Geneva, Switzerland.

1962 - He had a retrospective exhibition of paintings, drawings, lithographs, stage designs, and books at the Tate Gallery in London.

1980 - Died on the 22nd of February in Villeneuve, Switzerland.

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