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Leon Kossoff (1926-), Painter and draughtsman

Sitter in 6 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Born in London, Kossoff studied at St Martin's School of Art, the Royal College of Art and the Borough Polytechnic under David Bomberg, whose expressionist style was a lasting influence. Kossoff's subjects are portraits, London cityscapes and interiors and his paint is applied in a thick, impasto style. He exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1995 and had a major retrospective at the Tate Gallery the following year.

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Leon Kossoff

by Leon Kossoff
oil on board, 1981
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5772