Max Beckmann, Schauspielerinnen, 1946, Kunsthaus Zürich, 1956, © 2019 ProLitteris, Zurich
Marc Chagall, La Naissance, 1910, Kunsthaus Zürich, donated by Vereinigung Zürcher Kunstfreunde, 1973, © 2019 ProLitteris, Zurich
Ernst Barlach, Der Ekstatiker, 1916, Kunsthaus Zürich, 1931
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Sonntag am Zürichsee, 1925, Kunsthaus Zürich, donated by the artist, 1935
Hans Richter, Blauer Mann, 1917, Kunsthaus Zürich, donated by Frida Richter, 1977, © Nachlass Hans Richter
Oskar Kokoschka, Liebespaar mit Katze, 1917, Kunsthaus Zürich, © Fondation Oskar Kokoschka, Vevey / 2019 ProLitteris, Zurich
August Macke, Landschaft mit Kühen und Kamel, 1914, Kunsthaus Zürich, 1955
Edvard Munch, Winternacht, c. 1900, Kunsthaus Zürich
Franz Marc, Wald mit Eichhörnchen, 1913, Kunsthaus Zürich, 1953
Emil Nolde, Herbstmeer XI (Küste u. orang. Himmel), 1910, Kunsthaus Zürich, 1950, © Stiftung Seebüll Ada und Emil Nolde
August Hermann Scherer, Totenklage, 1924, Kunsthaus Zürich, Vereinigung Zürcher Kunstfreunde, 1997
Maurice Vlaminck, La Seine et Le Pecq, 1906, Kunsthaus Zürich, Sammlung Johanna und Walter L. Wolf, 1984, © 2019 ProLitteris, Zurich
Egon Schiele, Tote Stadt VI, 1912, Kunsthaus Zürich, 1964
Georges Rouault, Les fugitifs, 1911, Kunsthaus Zürich, 1945, © 2019 ProLitteris, Zürich
Alexej von Jawlensky, Meditation, 1937, Kunsthaus Zürich, Vereinigung Zürcher Kunstfreunde, donated by Erna and Curt Burgauer, 1975

With more than a dozen paintings, the Kunsthaus holds the world’s largest Munch collection outside Norway. The major group of works by Kokoschka illuminates every stage of his multifaceted artistic career, from the early portraits to the painterly riots of colour that typify his late years by Lake Geneva.

« The Kunsthaus has especially strong ties to Edvard Munch. We staged two major exhibitions of the Norwegian artist’s work and also acquired important pieces during his lifetime. » — Sandra Gianfreda, Curator

Alongside these are several works by Max Beckmann, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and the Basel group Rot-Blau. Herman Scherer’s ‘Lamentation of the Dead’ is one of the few figures that the sculptor painted in colour, and a key work of Expressionism.

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Discover the most important paintings, sculptures, installations and graphic works from the Kunsthaus in our online collection. The selection is being continually expanded and complemented by the latest scientific findings. With the generous support of the Federal Office of Culture (FOC).