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Oskar Kokoschka at The Savoy

Andreas Augustin

kokoschka at work

Austrian painter Oskar Kokoschka spent considerable time in London at The Savoy, where he created some of his most famous London works: ‘Here I am living on the 8th floor of the smartest hotel in Europe. I have to live this high up because from here I can paint the broadest vista of the Thames!’ he noted.

kokoschka thames savoy london

Large Thames View I, London, 1926 (oil on canvas), Kokoschka, Oskar (1886-1980) / Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA / The Bridgeman Art Library

 

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