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Self Portrait

© The Ruth Borchard Collection. Photo credit: Courtesy of Piano Nobile, Robert Travers (Works of Art) Ltd

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Gotlib studied at art schools in Cracow, Vienna and Munich. In Cornwall in 1939, the Jewish artist found himself unable to return to Poland when war broke out, and lived from then on in Britain. Gotlib wrote to Ruth Borchard: ‘I have found a self portrait painted between 1955–1956... it is a good work.’ His richly impastoed oil painting has roots in French painting, notably Gauguin, and in the Expressionism of Corinth but influences on his work always remain elusive.


Date

1955–1956

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 76 x W 51 cm

Accession number

PCF40

Acquisition method

acquired by Ruth Borchard as part of the original collection

Work type

Painting


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