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Franz Theodor Csokor, 1918

Leopold Museum,
Vienna © Bildrecht,
Vienna 2022
Oil on cardboard
58×46 cm


  • Carry Hauser

    (Vienna 1895–1985 Rekawinkel/Pressbaum)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
Carry Hauser (1895–1985) attended the School of Arts and Crafts from 1912 to 1914, where he learned how to work with the most varied media and techniques. Traumatized by war service in Galicia and convinced of the idea of a “new man,” Hauser developed socially critical work which he employed in the service of socialist ideas. His Expressionism shows echoes of Cubism and Futurism. In 1918 he met the important Austrian playwright and writer Franz Theodor Csokor (1885–1969), one of the main representatives of literary Expressionism. The two artists became friends, from which resulted both this portrait and stage and costume designs for Csokor’s plays. He shows the writer here as someone who has turned in on himself, brooding, and worn down by the horrors of World War I.

Object data

  • Carry Hauser
Franz Theodor Csokor
Art movement
New Objectivity, Expressionism, Hagenbund
Oil on cardboard
58×46 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 6904
Inventory access
Accession 2021
Selection of Reference works
  • Wien 1900. Aufbruch in die Moderne, hrsg. von Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Wien 2019 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, ab 15.03.2019).

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Franz Theodor Csokor, Wien (bis 1969);
Erb*innen nach Franz Theodor Csokor, Wien (ab 1969);
Auktion: 04.05.1994, Dorotheum Wien, 1721. Auktion, Klassische Moderne, Los Nr. 135; (1)
Privatbesitz, Deutschland (1994-2010);
Auktion: 09.11.2010, im Kinsky Wien, 81. Kunstauktion, Los Nr. 71; (2)
Rudolf Leopold jr., Wien (2010-2021);
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 2021). (3)

  1. Cornelia Cabuk, Carry Hauser - Monografie und Werkverzeichnis, Weitra 2012, S. 236, Nr. 1918 M 10; Dorotheum Wien, Katalog zur 1721. Kunstauktion.
  2. Auktionshaus im Kinsky GmbH, Katalog zur 81. Kunstauktion.
  3. Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Datenbankeintrag zu LM 6904

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