Carl Moll (1861-1945)
painter & Alma´s stepfather
Alma´s mother´s second marriage was to her husband´s
pupil and assistant, the painter Carl Moll, a blond colossus
with whom she had been conducting an affair for some time.
Her growing daughter Alma reacted with bitterness. As co-founder
and business manager of the Viennese Sezession, he was an
indispensable organizational and financial genius in the new
artists´ association. In the 1930s he became a committed
Nazi. When, in 1945, the Russians marched into Vienna, he
committed suicide in his villa.