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Oskar Kokoschka


Austrian Expressionist Painter, Playwright, Poet

Education - Kunstgewerbeschule, Vienna, Austria

Cause of Death - Old Age, died on February 22, 1980, in Montreux, Switzerland, he was 94

Oskar Kokoschka Art Quotes

"Consciousness is the grave of things, the place where they cease to exist, beyond which they end. And when they have ended, it seems that they no longer have any essential existence except in the visions in me."  -- Oskar Kokoschka

"That's why my work is now more powerful and less arbitrary, as if seen by another person, and illuminated from outside." -- Oskar Kokoschka

"The most fundamental in me is coming uppermost, and the transient, the sensational, is dispersing, because it can't adversely influence what is essential to me."  -- Oskar Kokoschka

"However ugly a face may be, we can discover some beauty in it if we first experience wonder before it and then begin to understand it, too."  -- Oskar Kokoschka


Principle Painters of the Expressionist Movement

Max Beckmann
Otto Dix
James Ensor
Lyonel Feininger
George Grosz
Alexej Von Jawlensky
Wassily Kandinsky
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Paul Klee
Oskar Kokoschka
Auguste Macke
Franz Marc
Amedeo Modigliani
Edvard Munch
Emil Nolde
Georges Rouault

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