Moser, Kolo

DESIGNER, PAINTER (AUSTRIA)
BORN 30 Mar 1868, Wien - DIED 18 Oct 1918, Wien
REAL NAME Moser, Koloman
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 16, Nummer 14)

Son of an official at the Theresianum in Vienna. He studied at the Academy in Vienna with Griepenkerl and Rumpler. He knew J.M. Olbrich and J. Hoffmann (both members of the Siebener Club) and was one of the founders of the Wiener Sezession. He designed sculptures and windows for the Building of the Sezession. Together with Hoffman and F. Waerndorfer he starter the Wiener Werkstätte in 1903. Moser travelled to Paris, Belgium, The Netherlands, Hamburg and Bern and was involved at the building of the Palais Stoclet, Brussels.

Moser left the Sezession at the same time as Gustav Klimt and in 1907 he left the Wiener Werkstätte as well. After this he directed his attention to painting in a style that was influenced by Ferdinand Hodler.

Related persons
• was influenced by Hodler, Ferdinand
• knew Hoffmann, Josef

Sources
Grafmonument
• Becker, Edwin & Sabine Grabner (eds.), Wenen 1900, Portret en interieur, Van Goghmuseum, Amsterdam, 1997

Images

Kolo Moser's grave at the Hietzing cemetery, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (24 Jan 1999)

 


Mosonyi, Mihály

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 4 Jan 2009