Henryk Gotlib

1 portrait

Henryk Gotlib, by Henryk Gotlib, circa 1942 - NPG 6642 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Henryk Gotlib

by Henryk Gotlib
painted plaster, circa 1942
24 3/4 in. (630 mm) high
Given by Anne Jarman with support from the artist's widow, Janet Gotlib, 2003
Primary Collection
NPG 6642


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  • Henryk Gotlib (1890-1966), Painter. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist of 66 portraits.

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  • Henryk Gotlib (1890-1966), Painter. Artist of 66 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Gotlib was a painter rather than a sculptor, and this work itself became the subject of a painting. Its vigorous, manipulated texture and vibrant colours are indicative of its European Expressionist origins, referring back to the work of, among others, Josef Barlach, Kathe Kollwitz and Max Beckmann, and forward to that of Georg Baselitz.