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Kokoschka, Oskar

Born: 1886 AD
Died: 1980 AD
Nationality: N/A
Categories: Painters

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.