Moissey Kogan at the Museum de Wieger

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Moissey Kogan at the Museum de Wieger   A number of sculptures by Moissey Kogan is currently featured in a show at the Museum de Wieger, Deurne in the Netherlands. The exhibition, entitled Van Armando tot Zadkine. Collectie Lex en Leonie van de Haterd, is being held to mark the retirement of museum curator, Lex … Continue reading Moissey Kogan at the Museum de Wieger

Season’s Greetings

  Season's Greetings   Wishing all our followers and subscribers a wonderful festive season despite all that 2020 has thrown at us. May 2021 bring you happiness, peace, renewed health, and all success.   Thank you for your continued support of, and interest in, the Moissey Kogan Catalogue Raisonné Project. We greatly appreciate it.   … Continue reading Season’s Greetings

Sculpting the Light: Avant-Garde to Auschwitz and Beyond.

Sculpting the Light: Avant-Garde to Auschwitz and Beyond. Moissey Kogan (1879-1943) I am delighted to inform you that I have been invited to give an online lecture about Moissey Kogan: Sculpting the Light: Avant-Garde to Auschwitz and Beyond. Moissey Kogan (1879-1943), to the New York-based Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized and Banned Art as part … Continue reading Sculpting the Light: Avant-Garde to Auschwitz and Beyond.

Exciting discoveries and other news

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Exciting discoveries and other news   We are currently working on some very intriguing and significant research in relation to Moissey Kogan's work and life, which we hope to be able to share with you in the not-too-distant future. There is no question that persistence pays. Some things also come as lucky breakthroughs. More details, … Continue reading Exciting discoveries and other news

Provenance issues in the work of Moissey Kogan

Moissey Kogan, The Last Supper

Provenance issues in the work of Moissey Kogan One of the prime concerns for an editor of a catalogue raisonné is to establish which works purported to be by the artist are, in fact, lifetime works. There are various ways of doing this, some more technical than others, depending on the medium in question. The … Continue reading Provenance issues in the work of Moissey Kogan

Research in a time of confinement, and beyond

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A blog post in two parts:    Research in a time of confinement and  A sustainable future for the Moissey Kogan Catalogue Raisonné of Sculpture & Prints Project   1. Research in a time of confinement What scholar doesn't enjoy getting their teeth into a research challenge, particularly in these times of lockdown? Some while … Continue reading Research in a time of confinement, and beyond

The Dreamer, the Bohemian, the Vagabond, the Passionate Admirer of Female Beauty

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Homage to Moissey Kogan   Man konnte Kogan in verschiedenen Wesensarten erleben - als Träumer, als Bohémien, als Vagabund, als fanatischer Liebhaber weiblicher Schönheit. ("There were many sides to Kogan - the dreamer, the bohemian, the vagabond, the passionate admirer of female beauty." [1])   To mark the 77th anniversary of Moissey Kogan's death at … Continue reading The Dreamer, the Bohemian, the Vagabond, the Passionate Admirer of Female Beauty

Season’s Greetings to our followers

Kogan_Sitzende weibliche Akte

  Ihre Neujahrswünsche aufs herzlichste erwidert. Das Atelier hatte schon Frucht gebracht, noch vor Ende des alten Jahres sind 3 neue Arbeiten entstanden. Das neue Jahr wird ein Fruchtbares sein. Ich kann mich jetzt bewegen und Melodien anklingen. [...] Ich danke Ihnen vom Herzen für all das Güte, daß Sie für mich thun. Ihr in … Continue reading Season’s Greetings to our followers

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2019! We'd like to wish all our followers and readers a very Happy New Year. This is the start of an exciting new year for the Moissey Kogan Catalogue Raisonné Project and we hope to be able to make a series of major announcements in the near future. One of the core … Continue reading Happy New Year!

On the edge of the abyss

To mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht or Reichspogromnacht, I'm publishing here my translation of a passage from Sonja Gaze's autobiography, Die barfüßige Tänzerin [The bare-foot dancer]. Sonja Gaze was the married name of the Expressionist dancer and fashion model, Senta (Sonja) Kogan, Moissey Kogan's niece, to whom he was very close. Moissey Kogan had … Continue reading On the edge of the abyss