Self Portrait

1920

Gertler, Mark
Although influenced by 17th century Dutch still life painting, many of Gertler's meticulous early works are portraits of members of his family, of the Jewish community in which he lived and of friends, such as the painter Dora Carrington. In 1920 he wrote to Noel Carrington, discussing this portrait: 'To pass away time, when there is no one to sit for me, I'm painting a small portrait of myself'; by August 1920, Gertler had fifteen pictures ready for his first solo exhibition at the Goupil Gallery, London, the following year. Steven Burridge
  • Artwork Details: 42.5 x 29.2cm
  • Edition:
  • Material description: oil on canvas
  • Credit line: © the artist's estate
  • Theme: Portrait
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: AC 331

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