Moll, Carl

PAINTER (AUSTRIA)
BORN 23 Apr 1861, Wien - DIED 13 Apr 1945, Wien: Wollergasse 10
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Grinzinger Friedhof, 19., An den langen Lüssen 33 (Gruppe MR, Nummer 1)

Son of an apothecary from Vienna. He studied painting under K. Haunold, E.J. Schindler and G. Kuehl. After Schindler died he married his widow Anna Sofie Bergen, Alma Mahler's mother. They had a daughter together, Maria.

He was a co-founder ans business manager of the Secession in Vienna where he exhibited and worked for its magazine Ver Sacrum. When Klimt left the Secession in 1905 he followed him.

During the 1930s he became a convinced nazi. When the Russians reached Vienna he was desparate and in his villa he committed suicide together with his daughter and her husband.

Related persons
• cooperated with Klimt, Gustav
• was step-parent of Mahler, Alma
• was pupil to Schindler, Emil Jakob

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

Images

The grave of Carl Moll, Maria Moll and Richard Eberstaller at the Friedhof Grinzing, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (27 Aug 2014)

 


Moll, Margarethe

Published: 23 May 2017
Last update: 23 May 2017