Oskar Moll (1875-1947)
This website offers an overview of the life and work of the German painter and graphic artist Oskar Moll, whose œuvre was devoted primarily to still life and landscape. His work combined elements of French Impressionism, Fauvism and Cubism into a characteristic abstract formal vocabulary of intense colour.
He soon became established in the Berlin art scene, and his work was shown in prominent galleries such as Cassirer, Gurlitt, Möller, Goltz and Thannhauser. In January 1926, to mark his 50th birthday shortly before, a major exhibition was held in the Kronprinzpalais in Berlin. That year, which also saw his appointment as director of the Breslau Art Academy, was the zenith of his meteoric career. >> introduction
This Silesian artist lived on the border between Eastern and Western Europe. He specialised in landscapes and still lifes, and exerted a decisive influence within a subsidiary chapter of the history of the Classical Modern movement. In order to do justice to this influence, Moll's work has to be rediscovered and documented with a critical catalogue raisonné. >> catalogue