Saturday, September 30, 2006

Egon's life-long friend: Arthur Roessler


The customary yet contorted pose does not tell the whole story. This is a picture of Arthur Roessler, publisher, supporter and friend to Egon Schiele. While rarely suffering such hardships as Schiele, he still undoubtedly suffered from his connection to the artist. Nevertheless, he became one of the most avid collectors of the artists work and sought to support him in all the clandestine compostions of Vienna society which needed to be appeased before any artist to become a success. Better than Max Brod to Kafka, Roessler remained the faithful and largely unsung hero behind the perpetuation of Schiele's work.

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