Santa Margherita

(c. 1930)

Oskar Kokoschka, British, b. Pochlarn, Austria, 1886–1980

Oil on canvas, 29 1/8 × 36 3/8 in. (74 × 92.3 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Accession Number: 66.2778

Provenance:
Paul Cassirer, Berlin, c. 1933
Neue Galerie, Vienna, before 1939 (acquired from Cassirer)
Galerie St. Etienne, New York (brought over from Vienna by Otto Kallir of the Neue Galerie in 1939, the year he emigrated)
Kende Galleries, New York, sale 343, 4 February 1949, no. 47, ill. p. 33
Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York, to 1 April 1959
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 1 April 1959-17 May 1966
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Exhibition History:
GALERIE ST. ETIENNE, New York. "Oskar Kokoschka," 9 January-2 February 1940, no. 2.
ARTS CLUB OF CHICAGO. "Oskar Kokoschka," 3-27 January 1941, no. 19.
KALAMAZOO INSTITUTE OF ARTS, Michigan. "Oskar Kokoschka," February 1941. Tour: FLINT INSTITUTE OF ARTS, Michigan; GRAND RAPIDS ART INSTITUTE, Michigan; MICHIGAN STATE COLLEGE, Lansing, March-May 1941.
CITY ART MUSEUM OF ST. LOUIS. "Oskar Kokoschka," 1-31 October 1942, cat.
ISSAC DELGADO MUSEUM, New Orleans. "Oskar Kokoschka," 2-24 October 1943. Tour: UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene, 3 December 1943-6 January 1944; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART, 15 January-13 February; SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, 1-24 March; SWOPE ART GALLERY, Terre Haute, Indiana, 1-25 November; STATE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, Iowa City, 4-25 December; LAWRENCE ART MUSEUM, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 8-30 January 1945; ST. PAUL GALLERY AND SCHOOL OF ART, 8-29 March; CARLETON COLLEGE, Northfield, Minnesota, 6-28 April; CLOISTERS GALLERY, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, 10-31 May; UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE, 1-23 October; GEORGE WALTER VINCENT SMITH ART MUSEUM, Springfield, Massachusetts, 4-26 November; UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, Greensboro, 4-21 December; GRINNELL COLLEGE, Iowa, 4-26 January 1946; EVANSVILLE PUBLIC MUSEUM, Indiana, 3-25 February; STATE COLLEGE OF WASHINGTON, Pullman, 12 March-2 April ; UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, Moscow, 4-14 April; SPOKANE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Washington Art Association, 18 April-3 May.
BROOKLYN MUSEUM, New York. "Paintings from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation Collection: A View of the Protean Century," 8 February-5 April 1965, no. 83.
ROTUNDA, Asbury Park, New Jersey. "The Spell of the Sea" (sponsored by the Monmoth Museum), 2-31 May 1965, no. 47, ill.
MARLBOROUGH-GERSON GALLERY, New York. "International Expressionism, Part I," April-May 1968, no. 29, ill.
MUSEO PICASSO, Barcelona. "Oskar Kokoschka," 9 February-10 April 1988, no. 37, ill. p. 71.

Published References:
WEISENBORN, FRITZI. "Three men and their work...", Chicago Sunday Times (19 January 1941), p. 11-M.
BIER, JUSTUS. "Art: Exhibit of Czech Artist's Work Opens Tomorrow," Louisville Courier-Journal (30 September 1945), sec. 2, p. 9, ill.
HOFFMAN, EDITH. Kokoschka, Life and Work (London: Faber & Faber, 1947), no. 241.
WINGLER, HANS MARIA. Oskar Kokoschka: The Work of the Painter, Catalogue Raisonne (London: Faber & Faber, 1958), no. 268, ill.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 708, colorpl. 490.
ROSE, BARBARA. "Hans Hoffman: From Expressionism to Abstraction," Arts Magazine 53/3 (November 1978), p. 110, ill.
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection