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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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Walter James Redfern Turner; Philip Edward Morrell; Mark Gertler

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

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 19-28 July 1924
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Walter Taylor; Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, July 1924
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Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, July 1924
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Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff (née Morrell); Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, July 1924
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Walter Taylor; Mark Gertler; Mary Smith

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, August 1924
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Mark Gertler; Mary Smith; Walter Taylor; unknown man

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, August 1924
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Walter Taylor; Mark Gertler; Mary Smith; unknown man

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, August 1924
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Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, August 1924
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Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, August 1924
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Mark Gertler; Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff (née Morrell)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, September 1924
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Mark Gertler; Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff (née Morrell)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, September 1924
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Mark Gertler; Walter Taylor

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, September 1924
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Walter James Redfern Turner; Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1925
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