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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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Philip and Julian Morrell with friends, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax142494

Philip and Julian Morrell with friends

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1926
NPG Ax142494

Picnic, possibly by Delphine Marguerite Turner (née Dubuis) - NPG Ax142498

Picnic

possibly by Delphine Marguerite Turner (née Dubuis)
vintage snapshot print, 1926
NPG Ax142498

Julian Morrell and friends, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax142499

Julian Morrell and friends

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1926
NPG Ax142499

Mark Gertler, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax142522

Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1926
NPG Ax142522

Mark Gertler, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax142523

Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1926
NPG Ax142523

Mark Gertler, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax142524

Mark Gertler

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1926
NPG Ax142524

Julian Morrell and others at Blenheim Palace, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax142525

Julian Morrell and others at Blenheim Palace

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1926
NPG Ax142525

Picnic, possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143172

Picnic

possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1930
NPG Ax143172

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