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

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!

Work by Moissey Kogan to be featured in Berlin exhibition

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Frauentorso (Torso of a Woman), bronze, h. 34.7 cm, 1927, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg From 29 June 2018, the Kunsthaus Dahlem in Berlin will host an exhibition, Was war Europa (What was Europe), which will seek to partially recreate a major post-war exhibition, Werke europäischer Plastik, held in 1950 at the Haus der … Continue reading Work by Moissey Kogan to be featured in Berlin exhibition

‘Eine wundersame Begegnung’ – a memorial concert for Moissey Kogan

Moyssey Kogan, Primavera, bronze, 17 x 26 cm, 1907; illustrated in Otto Fischer, Das neue Bild, Munich: Delphin-Verlag, 1912, pl. XXVII; exhibited at the 2nd exhibition of the Neue Künstlervereinigung München, 1910; sole known copy held by Museum Folkwang Essen.  Eine wundersame Begegnung - Gedenkstunde für Moissey Kogan Seht da ein homo novus, ein Begnadeter, … Continue reading ‘Eine wundersame Begegnung’ – a memorial concert for Moissey Kogan

News today from Auschwitz

Today I received an e-mail from the Bureau for Former Prisoners at the Archive State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau. In response to my request for information about whether it was possible to determine precisely when Moissey Kogan was killed at Auschwitz, they kindly wrote to inform me that, as I suspected, "during the evacuation and liquidation of … Continue reading News today from Auschwitz

Launch of website to mark 75th anniversary of Moissey Kogan’s death at Auschwitz

This website and blog are being launched today to mark what is presumed to be the 75th anniversary of École de Paris sculptor, Moissey Kogan's death at Auschwitz in German-occupied Poland on 13 February 1943. Kogan was one of 998 prisoners (no. 290) on convoi 47 from Drancy transit camp. It left the station at Drancy-Bobigny, Paris, … Continue reading Launch of website to mark 75th anniversary of Moissey Kogan’s death at Auschwitz

A brief note on orthography

As a result of orthographic transcription from the Russian, Moissey Kogan’s first name appears in the primary and secondary sources in many variant forms. His surname is almost exclusively spelt Kogan, occasionally Cogan. The choice of spelling for his first name appears to depend either on the conventions of the country concerned or on personal preference. Variants include Moissey, Moïse, … Continue reading A brief note on orthography