Biography


1875
Born in Brieg/Silesia (Brzeg/Poland), near Breslau (Wrocław) on 21 July

1893
Studied biology in Hanover, Geneva and Basel

1897
Settled in Berlin-Charlottenburg

1900
Met Lovis Corinth, and spent three years as assistant in his studio

1906
Married his pupil Margarethe Haeffner, painter and sculptress

1907/08
Joined the artists' circle in the Café du Dôme in Paris; co-founded the "Académie Matisse"

from 1911
Rented an apartment with studio in Berlin-Grunewald, with furniture made to designs by the Jugendstil artist August Endell

1914
Member of the "Free Secession" in Berlin (1916 board member)

1917
Participant at „Werkbund-Ausstellung“ in Bern

1918
Appointed professor at the Breslau Academy of Art and Applied Arts

1919
Board member of the Kunstkammer [art collection] and vice-chairman of the Silesian Artists' Alliance in Breslau

1923
Built a summer residence in Fürstenfeldbruck, near Munich

1925
Deputy for August Endell (who had fallen ill) as director of the Breslau Academy of Art

1926
Appointed director of the Breslau Academy of Art

1929
As a member of the honorary committee, supported the Breslau Werkbund-Ausstellung  [Work Federation Exhibition]

1932
Breslau Academy closed in compliance with an "emergency decree" issued by Chancellor Heinrich Brüning
Appointed by Professor Walter Kaesbach to the Düsseldorf Academy of Art. Participated in the founding of the artists' group "Selektion", with artists including Max Beckmann, Lyonel Feininger, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Georg Muche (prohibited by the National Socialists in 1933)

1933
April – dismissed by the National Socialists from the Düsseldorf Academy of Art

1935
Exhibition at the Düsseldorf Kunstverein to mark Oskar Moll's 60th birthday closed by the National Socialists

1936
Moved to Berlin-Grunewald, into a house with studio, designed by Hans Scharoun

1937
Thirty-three works by Moll (paintings, watercolours, lithographies) confiscated from museums. Works by Moll included in the „degenerate art” exhibitions in Munich (1937), Düsseldorf (1938), Berlin (1938/39) and Weimar (1939)

1943
Moved to Brieg/Silesia after first air attacks on Berlin in December

1944
House with studio in Berlin-Grunewald destroyed; art collection and inventory lost

1945
Fled to Altenweddingen, near Magdeburg, after evacuation of Brieg

1946
Moved to Berlin-Zehlendorf

1947
Died in Berlin on 19 August; buried in the Berlin-Zehlendorf cemetery