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Mark Gertler (1891-1939), Painter

Sitter in 99 portraits
Artist of 5 portraits
Born in Spitalfields, Gertler was the son of Jewish immigrants from Poland. At the Slade School of Fine Art he was befriended by the patron Edward Marsh and the artist Dora Carrington. He went on to become a leading member of the London Group. Gertler was a conscientious objector and used the de-humanising lessons of Vorticism to create, in Merry-Go-Round (1916, Tate Gallery), one of the most powerful images of the futility of war. His obsessive love for Dora Carrington was not returned, and together with his anti-war beliefs, this fuelled his creativity. Suffering from ill health and depression, and disappointed by his career, he committed suicide in 1939.

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Mark Gertler ('Self Portrait with Fishing Cap')

by Mark Gertler
oil on canvas, circa 1908-1909
NPG 6990

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Mark Gertler

possibly by Dora Carrington
pencil, circa 1909-1911
NPG 5431

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Group including Duncan Grant and Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1916
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Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1916
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Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
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Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
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Mark Gertler; Hon. Dorothy Eugénie Brett

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
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Philip Edward Morrell; Mark Gertler; unknown woman

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
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Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
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Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140588

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Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
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Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
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Aldous Huxley; Mark Gertler; Arthur Murry

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
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Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
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Mark Gertler; Hon. Dorothy Eugénie Brett; Aldous Huxley

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
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Mark Gertler; Aldous Huxley; Hon. Dorothy Eugénie Brett

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
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Aldous Huxley; Hon. Dorothy Eugénie Brett; Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
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Aldous Huxley; Hon. Dorothy Eugénie Brett; Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140691

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Mark Gertler; Hon. Dorothy Eugénie Brett; Aldous Huxley

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140692

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Mark Gertler; Aldous Huxley; Hon. Dorothy Eugénie Brett

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
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Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1918
NPG Ax140644

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Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

possibly by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG Ax140902

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T.S. Eliot; Mark Gertler; Lady Ottoline Morrell

possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG Ax140904

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Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff (née Morrell); Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG Ax140908

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Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff (née Morrell); Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1921
NPG Ax141202

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Group of visitors at Garsington

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1921
NPG Ax141211

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Group including Philip and Julian Morrell and Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1921
NPG Ax141223

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'The two Jews' (Siegfried Loraine Sassoon; Mark Gertler)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1921
NPG Ax141233

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'Artist in his studio' (Mark Gertler)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1921
NPG Ax141236

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Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1921
NPG Ax141237

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Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1921
NPG Ax141238

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Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff (née Morrell); Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1921
NPG Ax141249

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Mark Gertler; Walter Taylor

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1922
NPG Ax141267

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Mark and hair!, Mummy' (Mark Gertler; Lady Ottoline Morrell)

possibly by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1922
NPG Ax141269

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Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923
NPG Ax141480

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Mark Gertler; Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff (née Morrell)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923
NPG Ax141483

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Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923-1923
NPG Ax141505

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Unknown man; Harold Lee-Dillon, 17th Viscount Dillon; Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, July 1923
NPG Ax141734

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Walter James Redfern Turner; Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 19-28 July 1924
NPG Ax141709

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