Moll, Oskar

BORN 21 Jul 1875, Brieg, Schlesien - DIED 19 Aug 1947, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Städtischer Friedhof Zehlendorf, Onkel-Tom-Straße 30 (Abt. 21W-48/49 (Ehemaliges Ehrengrab))

Oskar Moll studied biology in Basel, Geneva and Hannover before he taught himself painting. In Berlin Lovis Corinth became his teacher and he worked for him in his studio. In 1906 he married his pupil Margarethe Haeffner. They went to Paris in 1907 where they met Matisse. They helped Mattise found his Académie Matisse, that existed until 1911. They bought 15 works from Matisse, at that time the largest private Matisse collection in Germany.

In 1918 Moll obtained a professorship in Breslau. He was the director of the Academy there from 1925 until it closed in 1932. He moved to the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf in 1933 but he was fired by the nazis in 1936. His work was shown at the Entartete Kunst exhibition in 1937.

After his house in Berlin was bombed in 1943 he lived together with his wife in his native Brieg. They returned to Berlin in 1945 and he died there in 1947.

• Wife: Moll, Margarethe (1906-1947)

Related persons
• was pupil of Corinth, Lovis
• was a friend of Matisse, Henri


The grave of Oskar and Margaretha Moll at the Städtischer Friedhof Zehlendorf, Onkel-Tom-Straße, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (17 Jul 2005)


• Hammer, Klaus, Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag, Berlin, 1994
Oskar Moll - Wikipedia

Mollot, Alain

Published: 18 Jan 2015
Last update: 04 Jan 2022