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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 - NPG 6990

Mark Gertler ('Self Portrait with Fishing Cap')

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

Mark Gertler, possibly by Dora Carrington - NPG 5431

Mark Gertler

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

Group including Duncan Grant and Mark Gertler, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140478

Group including Duncan Grant and Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1916
NPG Ax140478

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax140479

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1916
NPG Ax140479

Mark Gertler, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140586

Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140586

Mark Gertler, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140527

Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140527

Mark Gertler; Hon. Dorothy Eugénie Brett, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140529

Mark Gertler; Hon. Dorothy Eugénie Brett

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140529

Philip Edward Morrell; Mark Gertler; unknown woman, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140555

Philip Edward Morrell; Mark Gertler; unknown woman

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140555

Mark Gertler, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140563

Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140563

Mark Gertler, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140588

Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140588

Mark Gertler, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140589

Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140589

Mark Gertler, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140590

Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140590

Aldous Huxley; Mark Gertler; Arthur Murry, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140598

Aldous Huxley; Mark Gertler; Arthur Murry

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140598

Mark Gertler, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140642

Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140642

Mark Gertler; Hon. Dorothy Eugénie Brett; Aldous Huxley, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140688

Mark Gertler; Hon. Dorothy Eugénie Brett; Aldous Huxley

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140688

Mark Gertler; Aldous Huxley; Hon. Dorothy Eugénie Brett, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140689

Mark Gertler; Aldous Huxley; Hon. Dorothy Eugénie Brett

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140689

Aldous Huxley; Hon. Dorothy Eugénie Brett; Mark Gertler, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140690

Aldous Huxley; Hon. Dorothy Eugénie Brett; Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140690

Aldous Huxley; Hon. Dorothy Eugénie Brett; Mark Gertler, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140691

Aldous Huxley; Hon. Dorothy Eugénie Brett; Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140691

Mark Gertler; Hon. Dorothy Eugénie Brett; Aldous Huxley, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140692

Mark Gertler; Hon. Dorothy Eugénie Brett; Aldous Huxley

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140692

Mark Gertler; Aldous Huxley; Hon. Dorothy Eugénie Brett, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140693

Mark Gertler; Aldous Huxley; Hon. Dorothy Eugénie Brett

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140693

Mark Gertler, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140644

Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1918
NPG Ax140644

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends, possibly by Philip Edward Morrell - NPG Ax140902

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

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

T.S. Eliot; Mark Gertler; Lady Ottoline Morrell, possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140904

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

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

Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff (née Morrell); Mark Gertler, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140908

Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff (née Morrell); Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG Ax140908

Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff (née Morrell); Mark Gertler, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141202

Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff (née Morrell); Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1921
NPG Ax141202

Group of visitors at Garsington, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141211

Group of visitors at Garsington

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1921
NPG Ax141211

Group including Philip and Julian Morrell and Mark Gertler, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141223

Group including Philip and Julian Morrell and Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1921
NPG Ax141223

'The two Jews' (Siegfried Loraine Sassoon; Mark Gertler), by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141233

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

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1921
NPG Ax141233

'Artist in his studio' (Mark Gertler), by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141236

'Artist in his studio' (Mark Gertler)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1921
NPG Ax141236

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends, by Philip Edward Morrell - NPG Ax141237

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1921
NPG Ax141237

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends, by Philip Edward Morrell - NPG Ax141238

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1921
NPG Ax141238

Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff (née Morrell); Mark Gertler, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141249

Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff (née Morrell); Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1921
NPG Ax141249

Mark Gertler; Walter Taylor, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141267

Mark Gertler; Walter Taylor

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1922
NPG Ax141267

Mark and hair!, Mummy' (Mark Gertler; Lady Ottoline Morrell), possibly by Philip Edward Morrell - NPG Ax141269

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

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

Mark Gertler, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141480

Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923
NPG Ax141480

Mark Gertler; Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff (née Morrell), by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141483

Mark Gertler; Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff (née Morrell)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923
NPG Ax141483

Mark Gertler, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141505

Mark Gertler

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

Unknown man; Harold Lee-Dillon, 17th Viscount Dillon; Mark Gertler, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141734

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

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

Walter James Redfern Turner; Mark Gertler, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141709

Walter James Redfern Turner; Mark Gertler

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

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