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Nude by Garden Door
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland

Nude by Garden Door 1942

Henryk Gotlib (1890–1966)

National Galleries of Scotland

Painter, printmaker, sculptor and writer, born in Cracow, Poland. Studied at the Academy of Fine Art, Cracow, later in Munich, Amsterdam and Paris. Had first one-man show in Warsaw in 1918, a year later returning to Cracow, where he became leader of advanced Formist movement. Early in the 1920s Gotlib had shows in Berlin and Amsterdam, then during the rest of the decade he lived mainly in France. Early in the 1930s he travelled extensively in Europe but exhibited in Poland and took part in Polish shows overseas. In 1934 returned to Cracow where he continued to write, then to broadcast on art. Having travelled to Cornwall just before World War II, he decided to remain in England where he began to exhibit, notably one-man shows with Roland, Browse and Delbanco in the 1940s.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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