In the 1950s, as the world continued to recover from war and artists were grappling with new conditions in striking new ways, Rudolf Leopold (1925-2010) achieved something impressive: he built up a large, aesthetically sophisticated and historically relevant art collection of international renown.
This book draws on the memories of Leopold's son, Diethard, to tell Leopold's story, presenting him as a fascinating collector.
It shows how Leopold, beginning his collection around a core of works by Egon Schiele, branched out to collect major works by Klimt, Kokoschka, Gerstl, Egger-Lienz, and Kubin, as well as by German expressionists--thus bringing together a representative grouping of the key artists of the period.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Hirmer Verlag
- Publication Date: 26/04/2018
- Category: Exhibition catalogues & specific collections
- ISBN: 9783777428673