Born in Pochlarn, part of Bohemia, under the Austrian Empire in 1886. Trained in Vienna. 1912-1914 had passionate love affair with Alma Mahler.Served in Austro-Hungarian army in WWI and was twice wounded. Moved to Prague in 34 in opposition to Nazis. To Britain in 1938, 1947 granted British citizenship. 1953 settled in Villeneuve, Switzerland Died in 'Switzerland in 1980.
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