Mark Gertler (1891-1939), Painter
Sitter associated with 98 portraits
Artist of 4 portraits
Artist; born into an immigrant family from Poland, Gertler studied at the Slade and was befriended by the patron Edward Marsh and the artist Dora Carrington. He 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.
by Mark Gertler
oil on canvas, 1928
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
All paintings by this artist on the BBC Your Paintings website