Young man and Cupid, 1911

Anton Kolig at the Leopold Museum

Anton Kolig (1886-1950) was a contemporary of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka, and one of the most important representatives of the Austrian avant-garde prior to 1914. The Leopold Museum owns over 20 paintings by Kolig and has gathered together a further 40 paintings and 50 works on paper for the exhibition. Kolig's work is diverse and includes portraits, still lifes and allegories as well as young male nudes and murals. At first, his works were characterized by a picturesque and dynamic expressionism that had its origins in the art of Paul Cézanne. In the 1920s and 1930s, he focused mainly on drawing and sculptural forms. In his later years, Kolig placed the power of colors at the center of his creative work.

Kolig studied with Kokoschka at the Kunstgewerbeschule (school of arts and crafts) in Vienna. From 1910, he was a member of the Neukunstgruppe (New Art Group) initiated by Egon Schiele. Works of Kolig's were destroyed by the Nazis during the Second World War. Many of his works remain missing to this day. The Leopold Museum has gathered together all the main works by Anton Kolig again after many years.

Anton Kolig

22 September 2017 - 8 January 2018

Leopold Museum

Museumsplatz 1 , 1070 Wien
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  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Fr - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Open daily from June to August.
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    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 4 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • 89 cm wide and 210 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
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      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
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      Main entrance, access to all exhibition rooms and restaurant/café: no steps.

      4 parking spaces for visitors with disabilities in the MuseumsQuartier area.

      6 free parking spaces for visitors with special needs on the premises (access: Burggasse / Volkstheater) with proper identification and 4 parking spaces for visitors with special needs in the parking garage (basement level 2 next to elevator, access: main entrance Museumsplatz).

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