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Henryk Gotlib (1890-1966), Painter

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 66 portraits
Born in Cracow he studied at the Cracow Academy of Fine Art and then in Vienna, Munich and Paris before the First World War. His first solo show was in Warsaw (1918). He became the leader of the Polish avant-garde 'Formist' movement, exhibiting in Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris, and was an influential writer and teacher in Poland. In 1939 he was forced into exile and settled in Britain, exhibiting with the London Group. His work, principally in figure painting, represents an important element in the development of British painting and sculpture: the assimilation of European trends and the invigoration of British art following the diaspora in Central Europe under Communism and Nazism.

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6642

Henryk Gotlib

by Henryk Gotlib
painted plaster, circa 1942
NPG 6642

D13598

Unknown man

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13598

D13614

Unknown man

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13614

D13563

Charles André Marie Joseph de Gaulle

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13563

D13564

Charles André Marie Joseph de Gaulle

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13564

D13565

Charles André Marie Joseph de Gaulle

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13565

D13566

Charles André Marie Joseph de Gaulle

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13566

D13567

Charles André Marie Joseph de Gaulle

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13567

D13568

Charles André Marie Joseph de Gaulle

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13568

D13569

(Benjamin) Ifor Evans, Baron Evans of Hungershall

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13569

D13570

Josep Maria Batista I Roca

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13570

D13572

Sir Julian Sorell Huxley

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13572

D13573

Sir Julian Sorell Huxley

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13573

D13574

Zing Yang Kuo

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13574

D13571

Dorothy Neville-Rolfe

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13571

D13576

Sir Desmond MacCarthy

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13576

D13579

Denis Saurat

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13579

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