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Leon Kossoff

(1926-2019), Painter and draughtsman

Sitter in 8 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Born in London, Kossoff studied at St Martin's School of Art, the Royal College of Art and the Borough Polytechnic under David Bomberg, whose expressionist style was a lasting influence. Kossoff's subjects were portraits, London cityscapes and interiors and he applied his paint in a thick, impasto style. He exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1995 and had a major retrospective at the Tate Gallery the following year.

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