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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.

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P1043

Erica Brausen

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print, March 1968
NPG P1043

x131617

Erica Brausen

by Ida Kar
vintage contact sheet, 1959
NPG x131617

x125996

Erica Brausen

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1959
NPG x125996

x125997

Erica Brausen

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1959
NPG x125997

x125998

Erica Brausen

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1959
NPG x125998

P1945

Erica Brausen

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 26 September 1963
NPG P1945

x134852

Erica Brausen

by Ida Kar
bromide print mounted on hardboard, 1959
NPG x134852