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

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

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

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.

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

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

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!

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