Carl Moll

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Carl Moll
Carl Moll, attributed to Ludwig Michalek.jpg
Ludwig Michalek (attributed to) - Carl Moll, 1905
Birth name Carl Julius Rudolf Moll
Born 23 April 1861
Vienna, Austria
Died 13 April 1945
Vienna, Austria
Nationality Austrian
Field Painting
Movement art nouveau

Carl Julius Rudolf Moll (23 April 1861 – 13 April 1945) was a prominent art nouveau painter active in Vienna at the start of the 20th century. He was also the stepfather of Alma Mahler-Werfel.

Life and career[edit]

Self Portrait in his Study, 1906, (oil on canvas, 100 cm × 100 cm), Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Vienna

Moll was born in Vienna, Austria. He studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. He was a student of Christian Griepenkerl and of Emil Jakob Schindler (the father of Alma Mahler-Werfel née Schindler). After his teacher's death (1892), Moll married Schindler's widow, Anna (née von Bergen).

Moll was a founder-member of the Vienna Secession in 1897 and, in 1903 encouraged the use of the Belvedere Gallery to show exhibitions of modern Austrian art. In 1905 he, along with Gustav Klimt, left the Secession, although Moll continued to be involved with the exhibition of art in Vienna including the first exhibition in Vienna of the work of Vincent van Gogh (the second painting above the sideboard in his 1906 self-portrait is Van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist's Mother).

He committed suicide at the end of World War II, in Vienna.[1]

There is a painting by Carl Moll in the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest ("Winter Courtyard").

Auction Records[edit]

On June 21, 2013, the online auction house Auctionata in Berlin sold Moll's Villa in Vienna for 240,000 Euros.[2] Previously a smaller painting, a still-life entitled Speisezimmer I, from the Rau collection fetched 286,700 Euros at Lempertz, a world record price for the artist.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wasserman, Janet I. "ALEXANDER ZEMLINSKY; Moll and Nazism". The New York Times (letter). Archived from the original on 25 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "51 | Carl Moll (1861-1945), Large Painting „Villa in Vienna“, 1905". Auctionata. Archived from the original on 1 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lot 661 - Carl Moll - Speisezimmer I" (in German). Lempertz. Archived from the original on 1 December 2013. 

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