Rudolf Leopold

Art Collector

Diethard Leopold

Rudolf Leopold

Diethard Leopold

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

320 pages | 70 color plates, 40 halftones | 6 1/2 x 9 1/4
Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9783777428673 Will Publish December 2017 For sale in North America and Japan only
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.
 
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