Sir Victor Gollancz
Sir Victor Gollancz
by Ruth Gollancz (née Lowy)
oil on canvas, mid 1930s
17 1/8 in. x 21 1/8 in. (435 mm x 535 mm) overall
Given by Livia Ruth Gollancz, 2015
Artistback to top
- Ruth Gollancz (née Lowy) (1892-1973), Artist; wife of Victor Gollancz. Artist of 1 portrait.
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This oil portrait, painted in the mid 1930s by the sitter’s wife, depicts Gollancz around the time that his publishing firm was gaining its reputation as one of the most influential and innovative British publishing houses of the twentieth century. The mid 1930s was also the time that Gollancz was active in founding the Left Book Club, a progressive movement opposed to the threat of Nazism. It is an intimate depiction of Gollancz reading a book, a tribute to his life’s dedication to literature and its dissemination.
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