Arnold Schönberg

Atelier Schlosser & Wenisch1924

Arnold Schönberg Center

Arnold Schönberg Center
Vienna, Austria

Arnold Schönberg visited the photographer Otto Schlosser in Prague several times in his studio; over 20 photos were taken of him in 1917 and 1924. When he was in exile Schönberg tried to support Schlosser in obtaining a visa for the United States (without success, Schlosser died in the Maly Trastsianiets extermination camp, Belarus, in 1942). “I know Mr. Schlosser as a man of excellent character, exceptional musician (violinist) and an outstanding photographer of international fame. His work in the latter field has won him prizes in numerous international competitions. I believe that Mr. Schlosser and his family will be a great addition to the artistic life of the United States to which country he is desirous of emigrating.” (Arnold Schönberg to the United State Consul in Vienna, 9 May 1941)


  • Title: Arnold Schönberg
  • Creator: Atelier Schlosser & Wenisch
  • Date Created: 1924
  • Location Created: Praha, Česko
  • Physical Dimensions: w8.5 x h13.8 cm
  • Provenance: Arnold Schoenberg, Los Angeles; Gertrud Schoenberg, Los Angeles; Nuria Schoenberg Nono, Venezia, Lawrence and Ronald Schoenberg, Los Angeles; Arnold Schoenberg Institute, Los Angeles; Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna
  • External Link: https://www.schoenberg.at
  • Medium: Carbon print

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