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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian (Pöchlarn, Austria 1886 - 1980 Montreux, Switzerland)
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Biarritz, Strand / Biarritz (der Strand) / Biarritz Beach
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
sight: 73 × 107.3 cm (28 3/4 × 42 1/4 in.)
framed: 99.1 × 128.3 × 3.8 cm (39 × 50 1/2 × 1 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r.: O.K.
Cassirer, Amsterdam(1925?-at least 1948); [Buchholz Gallery, New York]; Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., St. Louis, (1951-1955), gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1955.

Records indicate it is likely this painting was stored at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, during World War II, possibly on behalf of Cassirer, who owned it both before and after the occupation of the Netherlands.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pulitzer, Jr.
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

Austellung Oskar Kokoschka, exh. cat., Kunsthaus Zürich (Zurich, Switzerland, 1928), pl. 23, no. 82

Edith Hoffmann, Kokoschka: Life and Work, Faber & Faber (London) (London, England, 1947), reproduced, no. 177

Charles Scott Chetham, [Unidentified article], Fogg Art Museum Annual Report 1955-1956, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1956), p. 52

Charles Scott Chetham, Modern Painting, Drawing & Sculpture: Collected by Louise and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1957), pp. 49-50, fig. 35, ill. (plate section, b/w)

Pulitzer Collection, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1957), no. 35

Hans Maria Wingler, Oskar Kokoschka: The Work of the Painter, Verlag Galerie Welz (Salzburg, Austria, 1958), pl. 72, reproduced in b/w

Anthony Bosman, Oskar Kokoschka, Barnes and Noble Books (New York, NY, 1964), reproduced in b/w no. 64

Exhibition History

Unidentified Exhibition, Paul Cassirer, 1925, Paul Cassirer Gallery, Berlin, 01/01/1925 - 12/31/1925

Austellung Oskar Kokoschka, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, 06/01/1927 - 07/31/1927

Unidentified Exhibition, Mannheim, 1931, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, 01/01/1931 - 12/31/1931

Unidentified Exhibition, Stedelijk Museum, 1945, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 01/01/1945 - 12/31/1946

Unidentified Exhibition, Stedelijk Museum, 1947, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 01/01/1947 - 12/31/1947

Unidentified Exhibition, Kunsthaus Zurich, 1947, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, 01/01/1947 - 12/31/1947

Unidentified Exhibition, Kunsthalle Basel, 1947, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, 01/01/1947 - 12/31/1947

Unidentified Exhibition, Venice Biennale, 1948, Venice Biennale 1948, Venice, 01/01/1948 - 12/31/1948

St. Louis Collects, City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, 04/07/1952 - 05/05/1952

Unidentified Exhibition, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1954, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 01/01/1954 - 12/31/1954

Unidentified Exhibition, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1954, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, 01/01/1954 - 12/31/1954

Modern Painting Drawing and Sculpture Collected by Louise and Joseph Pulitzer Jr, Knoedler & Co. Inc., New York, 04/09/1957 - 05/04/1957; Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/16/1957 - 09/15/1957

Deutsche Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts aus dem Busch-Reisinger Museum, Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, 10/23/1982 - 01/16/1983; Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin 30, 02/10/1983 - 04/17/1983; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 05/08/1983 - 06/26/1983

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