Autumn season Leopold Museum in Vienna will startretrospective by richard gerstl (1883-1908). He is considered the first Austrian expressionist to introduce stylistic innovations even before Egon Schiele and Oscar Kokoschka. This comprehensive exhibition will be the first monographic display of the artist’s works in the last quarter of a century.
In addition, the curators will conduct an unprecedented study of the connections of Gerstl with his contemporaries and artists of our time. His expressive painting style may have been inspired by the works of Edvard Munch, Vincent van Gogh, Pierre Bonnard and Lovis Corinth. In turn, Gerstl inspired a number of painters, including George Baselitz and Paul McCarthy.