FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Medium: Original Oil/Gouache/Watercolor
Framed size: 20.75" x 25.75"
Sheet size: 11.75" x 17.25"
Oskar Gawell (born February 19, 1888 in Chawlodno, Prussia, today Poland, March 14, 1955 in Vienna) was a German-Austrian painter . In his work, Gawell devoted
himself mainly to genre and landscape painting . He preferred motifs with lakes, boats and houses.
From 1909 to 1912 he studied at the academies in Breslau and Weimar. In 1913/14 he was a pupil of Lovis Corinth in Berlin. At the first exhibition of the Freie
Secession Berlin in 1914 he was represented with works by Max Oppenheimer, Max Pechstein, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro and others. During this time he had
close contact with the artists of the bridge. In 1926 he was awarded the Albrecht Dürer Prize of the City of Nuremberg. From Weimar he undertook to stay in the
artists' colony of Nidden on the Curonian Spit , where he had painted repeatedly in the 1920s. In 1926 he worked in Positano. He was, among other things, friends
with Marc Chagall and Oskar Kokoschka and exhibited in 1927 together with Erich Heckel and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff in Zwickau. In 1929 he traveled by ship from
Holland to Algiers and from Konigsberg to Finland. In 1931 he stayed in the Masurian region . He then went to study in Belgium, Italy, Spain and Romania.
Tomb of Oskar Gawell at the Neustift Cemetery
Until 1937 he was a professor at the Städtische Kunstschule in Berlin, where he was also involved in exhibitions at the Secession in Berlin . In 1937 he lost his
teaching activity through the National Socialist Cultural Policy. From 1938 he was resident in Vienna. He was granted Austrian citizenship in 1947 and in 1949 he
was awarded the title of professor of the Vienna Academy . Gawell was a member of the Deutscher Künstlerbundes and the Berlin Secession , where his works were
exhibited in the Galerie J. Casper. From 1946 he was a member of the Secession of Vienna , who exhibited an exhibition of his works from 12 to 31 March 1949.
Serious accident injuries In 1953 he died after a year and a half of his illness and died in Vienna on March 14, 1955, where he was buried at the Neustift cemetery .
Today, Gawell's works can be seen at the Belvedere and Leopold Museum in Vienna as well as at museums in Darmstadt, Hamburg, Berlin and Prague.