Otto Kallir: Life & Legacy

Fall/Winter 2021 Newsletter

Otto Kallir: Life & Legacy

A Two-Part Webinar by KRI President Jane Kallir on the professional and collecting lives of her grandfather, Otto Kallir (1894-1978)

Otto Kallir is best known for introducing Austrian masters such as Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka and Richard Gerstl to the United States, and for “discovering” the self-taught American artist Grandma Moses. However, his collecting interests extended far beyond art. Acutely aware of his historical moment, Kallir looked for objects that might serve as links between the past, present and future. Collecting was not a vehicle for investment or speculation, but rather his way of understanding the world and giving meaning to life.

Moderated by David D’Arcy of The Art Newspaper

Part I
Saved From Europe: The Artistic Legacy of Otto Kallir

Part II
Otto Kallir: Collector & Scholar