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Mark Gertler (1891-1939), Painter

Sitter in 98 portraits
Artist of 4 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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Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1921
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Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff (née Morrell); Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1921
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Mark Gertler; Walter Taylor

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1922
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Mark and hair!, Mummy' (Mark Gertler; Lady Ottoline Morrell)

possibly by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1922
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Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923
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Mark Gertler; Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff (née Morrell)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923
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Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923-1923
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Unknown man; Harold Lee-Dillon, 17th Viscount Dillon; Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, July 1923
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Walter James Redfern Turner; Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 19-28 July 1924
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Walter James Redfern Turner; Philip Edward Morrell; Mark Gertler

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