Oskar kokoschka was born in 1886 in pochlarn a small town on the danube 100 kilometers west of vienna his father gustav from a german patrician family of goldsmiths was a travelling salesman and his mother maria romana nee loidl was a foresters daughter from the state of styria in south east austria. Oskar kokoschka 1 march 1886 22 february 1980 was an austrian artist poet and playwright best known for his intense expressionistic portraits and landscapes biography he was born in pochlarn second child to gustav josef kokoschka a czech goldsmith and maria romana kokoschka nee loidl. Oskar kokoschka born march 1 1886 pochlarn austria died february 22 1980 villeneuve switzerland austrian painter and writer who was one of the leading exponents of expressionismin his early portraits gesture intensifies the psychological penetration of character especially powerful among his later works are allegories of the artists emphatic humanism. Oskar kokoschka was an austrian artist playwright and poet who represented expressionism movement throughout his life kokoschka was concerned with expressing human character and psychology through effects of color formal distortion and violent brushwork
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