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Henryk Gotlib

(1890-1966), Painter

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist of 67 portraits
Born in Cracow he studied at the Cracow Academy of Fine Art and then in Vienna, Munich and Paris before the First World War. His first solo show was in Warsaw (1918). He became the leader of the Polish avant-garde 'Formist' movement, exhibiting in Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris, and was an influential writer and teacher in Poland. In 1939 he was forced into exile and settled in Britain, exhibiting with the London Group. His work, principally in figure painting, represents an important element in the development of British painting and sculpture: the assimilation of European trends and the invigoration of British art following the diaspora in Central Europe under Communism and Nazism.

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Henryk Gotlib, by Henryk Gotlib - NPG 6642

Henryk Gotlib

by Henryk Gotlib
painted plaster, circa 1942
NPG 6642

Josep Maria Batista I Roca, by Henryk Gotlib - NPG D13570

Josep Maria Batista I Roca

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13570

Sir Julian Huxley, by Henryk Gotlib - NPG D13572

Sir Julian Huxley

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13572

Sir Julian Huxley, by Henryk Gotlib - NPG D13573

Sir Julian Huxley

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13573

Zing Yang Kuo, by Henryk Gotlib - NPG D13574

Zing Yang Kuo

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13574

Dorothy Neville-Rolfe, by Henryk Gotlib - NPG D13571

Dorothy Neville-Rolfe

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13571

Sir Desmond MacCarthy, by Henryk Gotlib - NPG D13576

Sir Desmond MacCarthy

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13576

Denis Saurat, by Henryk Gotlib - NPG D13579

Denis Saurat

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13579

Maurice Herbert Dobb, by Henryk Gotlib - NPG D13580

Maurice Herbert Dobb

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13580

Unknown man, by Henryk Gotlib - NPG D13581

Unknown man

by Henryk Gotlib
pencil, circa 1939-1945
NPG D13581


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