Mark Gertler: Paintings from the Collection of Luke Gertler & other important UK collections

Mark Gertler Ben Uri

The exhibition showcases five important paintings from the Estate of the artist’s son, Luke Gertler (1932–2017), which are on loan from Art Fund: The Artist’s Parents (c. 1909–10), The Artist’s Brother, Harry (c. 1911), Daffodils in a Blue Bottle (1916), Trees at Sanatorium, Scotland (1921) and The Coster Woman (1923). These loans represent the major themes and motifs of Gertler’s early career: portraiture (particularly of members of his own family), the still life, and landscape, and have provided the catalyst and context for the current show.

Following the recent Gertler display at Tate Britain (Feb–Oct 2018), this exhibition also marks the 80th anniversary year of the artist’s death and these loans, executed between c. 1908 and 1924, span Gertler’s personal and artistic journey from the East End to Hampstead via the Slade School of Fine Art. They are complemented by paintings and drawings from the Jerwood and Ben Uri Collections, as well as selected important UK private collections, with a particular focus on the fine draughtsmanship that underlies Gertler’s oeuvre.

Duration 30 October 2019 - 16 December 2019
Times Weekdays, 30 October - 16 December, 10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. and Wednesdays late until 8 p.m.
Cost Free
Venue Ben Uri Gallery
Address 108A Boundary Road, London, NW8 0RH
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