When one looks at his sculptures, with their cool, natural grace, or his delicate reliefs, or his drawings, in which the line is drawn with immense, delicate precision, one feels slightly ashamed that this clear, simple beauty could be forgotten for so many centuries. […] When one sees works by Kogan, one begins to sense what ‘having time’ means.
Luise Strauß-Ernst, ‘Kogan’, Der Querschnitt, vol. 8, no. 12, Dec 1928, p. 844, as cited in the introduction to exh. cat., Moissey Kogan. Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin, 1929 (translated from German)
As his art matured, he created his own style, independent of every fashion, every nationality, every race. He finally achieved the anonymity of an art of origins.
Ernst Scheyer, introduction to exh. cat., Tentoonstelling Moissy Kogan / Ottokar Coubine, Kunsthandel J. Goudstikker, Amsterdam, March-April 1934 (translated from Dutch)
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