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Henryk Gotlib (1890–1966)

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gotlib was born in Cracow he studied at the Cracow Academy of Fine Art and then in Vienna, Munich and Paris before the First World War. His first solo show was in Warsaw in 1918. He became the leader of the Polish avant-garde 'Formist' movement, exhibiting in Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris, and was an influential writer and teacher in Poland. In 1939 he was forced into exile and settled in Britain, exhibiting with the London Group.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

c.1942

Medium

painted plaster

Measurements

H 64 x W 33 x D 20 cm

Accession number

6642

Acquisition method

donated by Anne Dockery with support from the artist's widow, Janet Gotlib, 2003

Work type

Sculpture

Signature/marks description

signed


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