Oskar Kokoschka, a prominent Austrian artist and teacher, painted the Portrait of Lotte Franzos in 1909. The artwork is part of the Expressionism art movement and is famous for its focus on revealing gestures rather than external facts. Kokoschka’s intense and dramatic portrait style shocked Lotte Franzos herself, who was the subject of the painting.
The painting currently belongs to the collection at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC. Kokoschka was an influential figure in Viennese Expressionism, having developed his theories on