Building an Archive for Moissey Kogan

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Building an Archive for Moissey Kogan  Today is Moissey Kogan's 143th birthday. To celebrate, we would like to remind you of our efforts towards building an archive of material related to Kogan's life, career and oeuvre. Please see our new webpage dedicated to the Moissey Kogan Archive. Our aim in building an archive for Moissey … Continue reading Building an Archive for Moissey Kogan

Recording of ‘Sculpting the Light: Avant-Garde to Auschwitz’

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Sculpting the Light: Avant-Garde to Auschwitz. Moissey Kogan (1879-1943)   For anyone who was unable to attend our director, Helen Shiner's talk yesterday, 4 August 2021, for the Fritz Ascher Society, New York: Sculpting the Light: Avant-Garde to Auschwitz. Moissey Kogan (1879-1943), as part of its series, Fight or Flight: Stories of Artists under Repression, … Continue reading Recording of ‘Sculpting the Light: Avant-Garde to Auschwitz’

A talk for the Fritz Ascher Society

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Sculpting the Light: Avant-Garde to Auschwitz and Beyond. Moissey Kogan (1879-1943) Just to remind you about our director, Helen Shiner's forthcoming online talk, Sculpting the Light: Avant-Garde to Auschwitz and Beyond. Moissey Kogan (1879-1943), for the Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized and Banned Art as part of its monthly series, Flight or Fight. Stories of Artists … Continue reading A talk for the Fritz Ascher Society

1929: a Highpoint of Visibility and Success

1929: a Highpoint of Visibility and Success On 24 May 1929, Moissey Kogan celebrated his 50th birthday. A few days later, he received a letter addressed to him in Paris from one of his key patrons, Max Sauerlandt, the director of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, congratulating him on the resurgence of his … Continue reading 1929: a Highpoint of Visibility and Success

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

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

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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.

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

Mapping Kogan’s Munich

Mapping Kogan's Munich   You should count yourself lucky! My father arrived in Munich with just the clothes on his back.   I had arrived in Munich in late March last year to find that there was no way for me to make myself a hot drink in my hastily-booked, budget hotel room, despite its … Continue reading Mapping Kogan’s Munich

Moissey Kogan – 140 years old today!

Moissey Kogan - 140 years old today!   To mark Moissey Kogan's 140th birthday today, I have been sharing work by him on Twitter. I have a lot of followers who are interested in his life and career. I wanted to showcase his work in the very many media that he employed and the range … Continue reading Moissey Kogan – 140 years old today!

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