Restoring the Legacy of a Lost Jewish Master of the Avant-Garde

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Restoring the Legacy of a Lost Jewish Master of the Avant-Garde A Talk for the Limmud Festival of Jewish Life, Learning and Culture 2023   In early 1958, standing in front of his painting, I and the Village, when interviewed for the US press, Marc Chagall started to reminisce about his lost friends from the … Continue reading Restoring the Legacy of a Lost Jewish Master of the Avant-Garde

A new venture

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If you have visited our website over the past few weeks, you may well be aware that the Moissey Kogan Catalogue Raisonné is launching a new venture in the coming days - a newsletter. The Moissey Kogan Catalogue Raisonné NewsletterMore and more people are following the Moissey Kogan Catalogue Raisonné project online and are approaching … Continue reading A new venture

With the Soul of a Tanagra Potter

Photo of Moissey Kogan in three quarters profile, half-length, smartly dressed in a suit and tie holding a hat and cigarette nonchantly in one hand

With the Soul of a Tanagra PotterIn early 1954, a eulogy for Moissey Kogan was published in the Jewish Quarterly.* Its author was the art dealer from Hamburg, Gustave Delbanco. He lamented the fact that nothing had been done - no obituary had been published, and no memorial exhibition had been held - to mark … Continue reading With the Soul of a Tanagra Potter

New Year’s Greetings from the Café du Dôme

Woman in coat and cloche hat reading a newspaper seated next to a large circular heater with hood at the Café du Dôme Paris in winter 1928

New Year's Greetings from the Café du Dôme Paris, Café Brasserie du Dôme, 4.1.1926* One day in very early January 1926, Moissey Kogan sat at a table at the Café du Dôme on the Boulevard du Montparnasse, Paris to write to his friend and patron, Max Sauerlandt, the director of the Museum für Kunst und … Continue reading New Year’s Greetings from the Café du Dôme

Building an Archive for Moissey Kogan

Moissey Kogan working on a tapestry in his studio with bookshelves and sculptures behind

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

. . . let him speak now, or forever hold his silence

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… let him speak now, or forever hold his silence, let him explain obvious things— how flames descend on lovers’ shoulders, how despair, like a butcher, is scooping the world’s entrails onto the morning cobblestones of a September city, let him speak now, while it’s still possible to at least save somebody, to at least … Continue reading . . . let him speak now, or forever hold his silence

Old Collections and a Seasonal Gift

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Old Collections 2021 has been a very gratifying year, in which works by Moissey Kogan have emerged from several old collections. In many cases, the present owners have lodged their collections with the Moissey Kogan Catalogue Raisonné Project, for which we are extremely grateful. Collectors' submissions represent very important contributions to research and, ultimately, to … Continue reading Old Collections and a Seasonal Gift

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