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Oskar Kokoschka
The Tigon
1926
Oil on canvas

96 x 129 cm


Galerie Belvedere

Excerpt from Galerie Belvedere:

In 1980, when Oskar Kokoschka died in Montreux, the Belvedere acquired another idiosyncratic portrait by the acclaimed painter of souls: "Tiger Lion" (1926). In this painting, he succeeded in capturing the vehemence, strength, and majestic grandeur of the animal, which he portrayed in London Zoo in Regent’s Park. Works dating from his later period also figure in the collection, including his monumental painting Herodotus (1960–72), which grew layer by layer over many, many years. In Herodotus’ face, we can catch glimpses of the artist’s own features.

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Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian, (1886-1980)
b. March 1, 1886, Pöchlarn, Austria
d. 1980

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