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Mark Gertler (1891-1939), Painter

Sitter associated with 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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Mark Gertler

possibly by Dora Carrington
pencil, circa 1909-1911
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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 Eugenie 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
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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 Eugenie Brett; Aldous Huxley

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

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

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

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

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
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