sketch in multicolors of river scene with bridges with archways and boats; buildings at left, with domed building in ULC

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View of the Thames from the Strand Hotel, 1954

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The radical Austrian Expressionist and political activist Oskar Kokoschka became a British citizen after World War II and his art went in a new direction. He traveled widely in his later years, and the subjects of his drawings reflect his extensive travels, as seen here in his view of the River Thames in London, seen from the Strand Hotel. His far flung journeys are further recorded by the dedications he frequently inscribed on these late drawings, as Kokoschka gifted many of them to friends he made across the world. This sketch was given, and dedicated, to the late Rosalynd Pflaum, and her husband Leo, whom the artist first met in Minnesota, where he traveled at least three times.

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Title
View of the Thames from the Strand Hotel
Artist Life
1886–1980
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.56
Provenance
The artist to Rosalynd Pflaum (1917-2014), Wayzata, MN
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sketch in multicolors of river scene with bridges with archways and boats; buildings at left, with domed building in ULC

© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Pro Litteris, Zurich

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