Oskar Kokoschka

1886–1980

Oskar Kokoschka, ‘The Crab’ 1939–40
The Crab 1939–40
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In Tate Britain

In Tate Britain

Biography

Oskar Kokoschka (1 March 1886 – 22 February 1980) was an Austrian artist, poet and playwright best known for his intense expressionistic portraits and landscapes.

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Artworks

Artist as subject

Features

  • Tate Etc

    In Focus: Émigré Artists

    Monica Bohm-Duchen

    Amid the continuing refugee crisis across Europe and rise of right-wing politics, Monica Bohm-Duchen looks back at a time of ...

  • Art Term

    Secession

    The breaking away of younger and more radical artists from an existing academy or art group to form a new ...

  • Art Term

    Expressionism

    Expressionism refers to art in which the image of reality is distorted in order to make it expressive of the ...

  • Tate Etc

    Secession

    Eleanora Louis

    Eleanora Louis looks at the history of the Vienna Secession.

Sketches, letters, etc.

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