Kokoschka was a part of the avant-garde, modernist movement called Expressionism. It originated in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century and remained popular during the Weimar culture in the 1930s. It aims to present the world from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas. Artists in this movement sought to express meaning or emotional experience rather than physical reality.
This 54+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
This piece was illustrated by Kokoschka, Oskar. Artist name printed on page - bottom right of image.
Oskar Kokoschka (March 1, 1886 Ð Feb. 22, 1980) was an Austrian artist, poet and playwright best known for his expressionistic portraits and landscapes. Kokoschka was born in Pöchlarn and made his early career doing portraits of Viennese celebrities. He served in the Austrian army in World War I and was wounded and diagnosed as mentally unstable. Despite the news, he continued to develop his career and traveled across Europe painting the landscape. He became a British citizen during World War II and 30 years later became a citizen of Austria again, only to move to Switzerland where he lived the rest of his life.
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