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      • Axel von Leskoschek (Graz 1889 - Wien/Vienna 1976)
        Dec. 02, 2023

        Axel von Leskoschek (Graz 1889 - Wien/Vienna 1976)

        Est: €250 - €325

        Friedensreigen;Aquarell, Bleistift, 21,5 x 16,5 cm, gerahmt Rückseitig Nachlasstempel

        Bozner Kunstauktionen
      • AXL LESKOSCHEK* (Graz 1889 - 1976 Vienna)
        May. 22, 2023

        AXL LESKOSCHEK* (Graz 1889 - 1976 Vienna)

        Est: €400 - €800

        AXL LESKOSCHEK* (Graz 1889 - 1976 Vienna) Village on the waterfront watercolor/paper, 19,5 x 30 cm ESTIMATE °€ 400 - 800 STARTING PRICE °€ 400 Austrian painter of the 20th century, especially of the interwar period. Main representative of the modern and avant-garde in Styria. Studied at the Landeskunstschule in Graz under Alfred Schrötter and from 1921 to 1923 at the Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in Vienna under Alfred Cossmann. Cultural editor at the Social Democratic newspaper Arbeiterwille, from 1920 also book illustrator. 1919 co-founder of the Werkbund Freiland, 1923 Grazer Secession. Fled to Switzerland via Italy in 1938 with the architect and resistance fighter Herbert Eichholzer. 1941 to 1948 exile in Brazil, professor at the Academy in Rio de Janeiro. 1948 return to Austria. active in Vienna as a painter, graphic artist and theater critic. Early influences from Art Nouveau and Expressionism, later interest in medieval woodcuts. Created colorful oil paintings and watercolors, southern landscapes and nudes, also exotic floral still lifes with calla and parrot flower reminiscent of his time in South America. PLEASE NOTE: The purchase price consists of the highest bid plus the buyer's premium, sales tax and, if applicable, the fee of artists resale rights. In the case of normal taxation (marked °), a premium of 24% is added to the highest bid. The mandatory sales tax of 13%, for photographys 20%, is added to the sum of the highest bid and the buyer's premium. The buyer's premium amounts to 28% in case of differential taxation. The sales tax is included in the differential taxation.

        Widder Auctions
      • AXL LESKOSCHEK* (Graz 1889 - 1976 Vienna)
        May. 22, 2023

        AXL LESKOSCHEK* (Graz 1889 - 1976 Vienna)

        Est: €300 - €600

        AXL LESKOSCHEK* (Graz 1889 - 1976 Vienna) Mediterranean landscape, 1962 watercolor/paper, 29,8 x 39,5 cm inschribed Chi, dated 62, monogrammed AL, verso estate stamp Axl Leskoschek ESTIMATE °€ 300 - 600 STARTING PRICE °€ 300 Austrian painter of the 20th century, especially of the interwar period. Main representative of the modern and avant-garde in Styria. Studied at the Landeskunstschule in Graz under Alfred Schrötter and from 1921 to 1923 at the Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in Vienna under Alfred Cossmann. Cultural editor at the Social Democratic newspaper Arbeiterwille, from 1920 also book illustrator. 1919 co-founder of the Werkbund Freiland, 1923 Grazer Secession. Fled to Switzerland via Italy in 1938 with the architect and resistance fighter Herbert Eichholzer. 1941 to 1948 exile in Brazil, professor at the Academy in Rio de Janeiro. 1948 return to Austria. active in Vienna as a painter, graphic artist and theater critic. Early influences from Art Nouveau and Expressionism, later interest in medieval woodcuts. Created colorful oil paintings and watercolors, southern landscapes and nudes, also exotic floral still lifes with calla and parrot flower reminiscent of his time in South America. PLEASE NOTE: The purchase price consists of the highest bid plus the buyer's premium, sales tax and, if applicable, the fee of artists resale rights. In the case of normal taxation (marked °), a premium of 24% is added to the highest bid. The mandatory sales tax of 13%, for photographys 20%, is added to the sum of the highest bid and the buyer's premium. The buyer's premium amounts to 28% in case of differential taxation. The sales tax is included in the differential taxation.

        Widder Auctions
      • AXEL LESKOSCHEK: FLORAL STILL LIFE
        Dec. 08, 2022

        AXEL LESKOSCHEK: FLORAL STILL LIFE

        Est: €2,500 - €5,000

        Axel Leskoschek Floral still life 1953 oil on canvas; framed 90 x 70 cm monogrammed and dated on the lower right: AL 53 private property, Styria

        Im Kinsky
      • Leskoschek (Axl) Brazilian Miniatures; Miniaturas Brasilieras, one of 250 copies, Guildford, Circle Press, 1974 & others, press (13)
        Jul. 05, 2022

        Leskoschek (Axl) Brazilian Miniatures; Miniaturas Brasilieras, one of 250 copies, Guildford, Circle Press, 1974 & others, press (13)

        Est: £400 - £600

        NO RESERVE Leskoschek (Axl) Brazilian Miniatures; Miniaturas Brasilieras, number 174 of 250 copies signed by the artist, loose as issued in original wrappers, uncut, card portfolio with ties, Guildford, Circle Press, 1974 § Richards (Anthony) From a Satyric Country: Poems, number 38 of 120 copies signed by the author and artist/printer, woodcuts by Ian Mortimer, loose as issued with prospectus in original cloth-backed board drop-back box, I.M.Imprimit, text printed at the Circle Press, 1971 § Paterson (Alistair) Touchings, one of 10 AC copies from an edition limited to 90, signed by the artist, double-page colour silkscreens by Bracaval, loose as issued in original card portfolio, Guenrouet, 1998 § Lucie-Smith (Edward) The Makers , number 33 of 140 copies signed by the author, etching by Ann Brunskill and wood-engraving by John Lawrence (both numbered & signed in pencil), 2 original photographs, loose as issued, original wrappers, preserved in old roan-backed drop-back box, 1976 § Burnett (David) Vines, number 20 of 50 special copies with an additional suite of signed engravings, signed by the artist, from an edition limited to 200, wood-engravings by Richard Shirley Smith, original cloth-backed boards, additional prints each tipped into wrapper, together in slip-case, Steventon, Rocket Press, 1984; and 8 others, press, 4to & 8vo (13)

        Forum Auctions - UK
      • AXL LESKOSCHEK (Graz 1889 - 1976 Vienna)
        May. 19, 2022

        AXL LESKOSCHEK (Graz 1889 - 1976 Vienna)

        Est: €2,000 - €3,000

        AXL LESKOSCHEK* (Graz 1889 - 1976 Vienna) Still Life with Flowers, 1951 oil/canvas, 100,5 x 70 cm signed A Les, monogrammed AL and dated 51 Provenance: Gallery Ciwna, Fine Arts Widder Vienna ESTIMATE °€ 2.000 - 3.000 Austrian painter of the 20th century, especially of the interwar period. Main representative of the modern and avant-garde in Styria. Studied at the Landeskunstschule in Graz under Alfred Schrötter and from 1921 to 1923 at the Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in Vienna under Alfred Cossmann. Cultural editor at the Social Democratic newspaper Arbeiterwille, from 1920 also book illustrator. 1919 co-founder of the Werkbund Freiland, 1923 Grazer Secession. Fled to Switzerland via Italy in 1938 with the architect and resistance fighter Herbert Eichholzer. 1941 to 1948 exile in Brazil, professor at the Academy in Rio de Janeiro. 1948 return to Austria. active in Vienna as a painter, graphic artist and theater critic. Early influences from Art Nouveau and Expressionism, later interest in medieval woodcuts. Created colorful oil paintings and watercolors, southern landscapes and nudes, also exotic floral still lifes with calla and parrot flower reminiscent of his time in South America. The painter, graphic artist and illustrator Axl Leskoschek was born in Graz as the son of a field marshal lieutenant and completed his legal training with a doctorate in 1917 - in the middle of the First World War. Immediately afterwards he was ordered to the front as a lieutenant pilot, from which he returned severely wounded. Under the impression of this drastic war experience, he renounced a career in law and began to study at the Landeskunstschule Graz with Alfred Schrötter and at the Grafische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in Vienna. With his woodcuts to the "Legends of St. Francis" he founded a series of illustrations to world literature in 1920, became a co-founder of the Werkbund "Freiland" (1919) and the Graz Secession (1923). At the same time, he developed his keen awareness of the political upheavals of this time of change, during which he also worked for the social democratic daily newspaper "Arbeiterwille" as cultural editor until 1934. As early as 1920, he produced his first book illustrated with woodcuts, which was to be followed by more than 50 other books until his death. It was mainly expressionist pictures with which Leskoschek appeared in public at the beginning of his career. However, he was not only active as a painter, wood engraver and carver, but also - between 1928 and 1931 - as a stage designer at the municipal theatre in Augsburg and as a political activist. As a member of the Schutzbund he took part in the bloody workers' uprising in February 1934, for which reason he joined the illegal KPÖ after a short imprisonment and was again imprisoned in the detention camp Wöllersdorf in 1936/37. During his imprisonment he created an extensive series of allegorical sheets in an expressive-surreal style. In 1938 he managed to escape from the Nazi regime just in time. Together with the architect Herbert Eichholzer, he fled via Trieste to Switzerland, from where he escaped into exile in Brazil in 1940 together with his wife, whom he had met there. There he produced a series of oil paintings, watercolours, linocuts and woodcuts, pochoirs, lithographs and etchings. He also taught woodcut and composition at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro and thus became the teacher of a whole generation of Brazilian artists. It was not until 1948 that he returned to Austria, where he became a communist activist for realism in art during the Cold War and his work was officially hardly noticed. It was only through international exhibitions in the 1960s that he was able to gain some notoriety, while in Austria exhibitions such as the one in 1954 on the theme of "Art and Resistance" were boycotted. Shortly before - in 1952 - he also created this innocuous floral still life with the exotic red flamingo flowers, which at the same time reminded Leskoschek of his beloved adopted country Brazil: the anthurium comes from the tropical rainforests of Colombia, Guatemala and the Amazon region in Brazil. Leskoschek also adds a flower of the bird of paradise, which is native to South Africa. Leskoschek excellently accentuates this exotic floral splendour against the silky, shimmering, silvery white background in a late expressionist manner. The brilliant effect is further enhanced by the large form. Leskoschek himself only became the focus of initial honours and exhibitions in Graz and Vienna in 1971 and 1974 respectively after he left the Communist Party in reaction to the bloody suppression of the Prague Spring in August 1968, only to fall into oblivion again soon afterwards. Shortly before his death in 1976, he confessed that it had been the biggest mistake of his life to leave Brazil in 1948, when he already had so many friends and students there. He returned, he bitterly summed up, to his homeland as a country where he remained unknown, almost anonymous. PLEASE NOTE: The purchase price consists of the highest bid plus the buyer's premium, sales tax and, if applicable, the fee of artists resale rights. In the case of normal taxation (marked ° in the catalog), a premium of 24% is added to the highest bid. The mandatory sales tax of 13% is added to the sum of the highest bid and the buyer's premium. The buyer's premium amounts to 28% in case of differential taxation. The sales tax is included in the differential taxation.

        Widder Auctions
      • Leskoschek (Axl) Brazilian Miniatures; Miniaturas Brasilieras, one of 250 copies, Guildford, Circle Press, 1974 & others, press (13)
        Dec. 16, 2021

        Leskoschek (Axl) Brazilian Miniatures; Miniaturas Brasilieras, one of 250 copies, Guildford, Circle Press, 1974 & others, press (13)

        Est: £800 - £1,200

        Leskoschek (Axl) Brazilian Miniatures; Miniaturas Brasilieras, number 174 of 250 copies signed by the artist, loose as issued in original wrappers, uncut, card portfolio with ties, Guildford, Circle Press, 1974 § Richards (Anthony) From a Satyric Country: Poems, number 38 of 120 copies signed by the author and artist/printer, woodcuts by Ian Mortimer, loose as issued with prospectus in original cloth-backed board drop-back box, I.M.Imprimit, text printed at the Circle Press, 1971 § Paterson (Alistair) Touchings, one of 10 AC copies from an edition limited to 90, signed by the artist, double-page colour silkscreens by Bracaval, loose as issued in original card portfolio, Guenrouet, 1998 § Lucie-Smith (Edward) The Makers , number 33 of 140 copies signed by the author, etching by Ann Brunskill and wood-engraving by John Lawrence (both numbered & signed in pencil), 2 original photographs, loose as issued, original wrappers, preserved in old roan-backed drop-back box, 1976 § Burnett (David) Vines, number 20 of 50 special copies with an additional suite of signed engravings, signed by the artist, from an edition limited to 200, wood-engravings by Richard Shirley Smith, original cloth-backed boards, additional prints each tipped into wrapper, together in slip-case, Steventon, Rocket Press, 1984; and 8 others, press, 4to & 8vo (13)

        Forum Auctions - UK
      • Forest Landscape, 1942 / Two Men at a Table / Three mounted Men / The Message / Witch Burning / In the Forge / Building the Ark / The Visit / The Appellant / In the Fishermen's Village, 1944 / The King and his Advisers
        May. 19, 2020

        Forest Landscape, 1942 / Two Men at a Table / Three mounted Men / The Message / Witch Burning / In the Forge / Building the Ark / The Visit / The Appellant / In the Fishermen's Village, 1944 / The King and his Advisers

        Est: €600 - €800

        Each Woodcut, The Appellant: Copper Engraving each Estimate-stamp Sheet size each: 4,9 x 3,6 in / plate size: 1,9 x 2,3 in | The Pleading: sheet size: 7,9 x 5,8 in / plate size: 6,4 x 4 in | Wood landscape: plate size: 9,1 x 7,8 in

        Lehner Kunstauktionen
      • Leskoschek, Axl
        Jun. 14, 2018

        Leskoschek, Axl

        Est: -

        Leskoschek, Axl. Odysseus. Ein Zyklus. Vienna, Globus Verlag, 1960. In 2° (460 x 360 mm). Album di 20 incisioni sciolte ciascuna protetta da veline e 4 pagine di testo di Ernst Fischer. Brossura editoriale in cartoncino figurato (rovinata).  Prima edizione di questa bella raccolta di tavole ispirate dal capolavoro omeriano.  TAGS - Novecento - Libri rari autografi rare books autographs

        Aste Bolaffi
      • Axel Leskoschek (Graz 1886-1976 Wien, Studium an
        Apr. 20, 2009

        Axel Leskoschek (Graz 1886-1976 Wien, Studium an

        Est: - €160

        Axel Leskoschek (Graz 1886-1976 Wien, Studium an der Landeskunstschule Graz und der grafischen Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt Wien) Ohne Titel, Nachlassstempel, im Stock monogrammiert AL, 2 Holzschnitte, Stockgröße je 16 x 10 cm, Passepartout, verglast, gerahmt

        Dorotheum
      • Axel Leskoschek (Graz 1886-1976 Wien, Studium an
        Apr. 20, 2009

        Axel Leskoschek (Graz 1886-1976 Wien, Studium an

        Est: - €160

        Axel Leskoschek (Graz 1886-1976 Wien, Studium an der Landeskunstschule Graz und der grafischen Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt Wien) Ohne Titel, Nachlassstempel, im Stock monogrammiert AL, 2 Holzschnitte, Stockgröße je 16 x 10 cm, Passepartout, verglast, gerahmt

        Dorotheum
      • Axel Leskoschek (Graz 1886-1976 Wien, Studium an
        Jun. 12, 2008

        Axel Leskoschek (Graz 1886-1976 Wien, Studium an

        Est: - €180

        Axel Leskoschek (Graz 1886-1976 Wien, Studium an der Landeskunstschule Graz und der grafischen Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt Wien) Ohne Titel, Nachlassstempel, im Stock monogrammiert AL, 2 Holzschnitte, Stockgröße je 16 x 10 cm, Passepartout, verglast, gerahmt

        Dorotheum
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