• Exhibition
  • Exhibition
"Richard Gerstl"
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:00am

From June 29 to September 25, 2017, the Neue Galerie New York is pleased to present "Richard Gerstl," the first museum retrospective in the United States devoted to the work of the Austrian Expressionist (1883-1908). 

Richard Gerstl was an extremely original artist whose psychologically intense figure paintings and landscapes constitute a radically unorthodox oeuvre that defied the reigning concepts of style and beauty during his time.

The long-standing secrecy surrounding Gerstl’s dramatic and untimely suicide at the age of 25, and the scandalous love affair with Mathilde Schönberg that preceded his death, only further magnify the legend that has grown around this lesser-known, but influential member of Vienna’s artistic avant-garde at the turn of the twentieth century. 

Although only a small body of works by Gerstl remains known, his groundbreaking style is central to the development of the Expressionist movement. The exhibition is co-organized with the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, and the American presentation is curated by Expressionist scholar Jill Lloyd.

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