Maximilian Oppenheimer

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Maximilian Oppenheimer (Vienna 1885 - New York 1954)

Maximilian Oppenheimer, also known under the pseudonym "Mopp", was a landscape, genre, portrait and still life painter. In addition he was a graphic designer and a writer. From 1900 to 1903 he studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts under C. Griepenkerl and S. L'Allemand. Until 1906 he was a disciple of Franz Thiele at the Academy in Prague. The artist went on study trips to France, the Netherlands and Italy and lived in Berlin from 1911 to 1915. The following years he lived in Zurich, Genf, Vienna and Bern until he eventually emigrated to New York. In 1925 Maximilian Oppenheimer was awarded the Austrian State Prize; from 1935 on he was a member of the Vienna Secession. 

Maximilian Oppenheimer initially belonged to the circle of the Viennese expressionists and was decisively influenced by futurism as well as by French Cubism and Vincent Van Gogh. His love for abstraction becomes obvious in his paintings in which he attempted to transform sounds into colors.

With a particular interest in his model's psychological features, he painted portraits of Heinrich and Thomas Mann, Arnold Schönberg, Peter Altenberg and Arthur Schnitzler.


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