Oblong 8vo (postcard). ½ page.
Inscribed to the German dermatologist Alwin Scharlau.
Best known for his intense expressionist portraits and landscapes, as well as for his theories on vision that influenced the Viennese Expressionist movement, Kokoschka was severely wounded in Ukraine in 1915 and worked as a war painter on the Isonzo front in 1916 before moving to Dresden in 1919, where he taught at the Academy of Arts until 1924. He travelled Europe and North Africa until his return to Austria in 1931, where he was later deemed "the most degnerate of the degenerate" by the Nazi regime.
Traces of a few angular folds. Self-addressed by the collector on the reverse. The Mecklenburg physician Scharlau (b. 1888) assembled a collection of artists' autographs by personal application.