Erica Brausen (1908-1992), Art dealer and Director of the Hanover Gallery, London
Sitter in 7 portraits
In the 1930s, German-born Brausen moved to Paris, where she became a prominent figure in artistic circles, before moving to London. She began her career in art dealing at the Redfern Gallery, before opening the Hanover Gallery in 1947 with the backing of American banker and gallery owner Arthur Jeffress. For twenty-five years the gallery was hugely important in the international art world hosting Francis Bacon's first solo exhibition in 1949. Kar's photograph of Brausen with Germaine Richier's La Tauromachie (1953) was published in 'A Gallery of Names That Mean Galleries', the Tatler, 20 May 1959.