Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

1 portrait

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, 1912 - NPG 4814 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
pencil, 1912
22 in. x 15 1/2 in. (559 mm x 394 mm)
Purchased, 1970
Primary Collection
NPG 4814


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  • Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915), Sculptor and draughtsman. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist of 2 portraits.

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  • Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915), Sculptor and draughtsman. Artist of 2 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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The French-born sculptor Gaudier-Brzeska moved to London in 1911 and worked at the Omega Workshops, established by the Bloomsbury critic Roger Fry, from 1913. Although his best known work is based on human and animal forms his work was much influenced by machine imagery and he was involved with Vorticism from the outset. He was killed in action during the First World War while serving with the French army at Neuville-Saint-Vaast.

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  • Gibson, Robin, 20th Century Portraits, 1978 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 9 June - 17 September 1978), p. 16
  • Rogers, Malcolm, Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 1993 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 August to 23 October 1994), p. 157
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 239