Portrait of the day talk: Gluck

    Gluck,    by Gluck,    1942,    NPG 6462,    © National Portrait Gallery, London Gluck, by Gluck, 1942, NPG 6462, © National Portrait Gallery, London

Discover more about this self-portrait by Gluck.

Gluck trained at the St John's Wood School of Art (1913-16), and then joined the artists' colony at Lamorna, Cornwall. She began to call herself Gluck in 1918, when she adopted men's clothing and took to smoking a pipe. She patented a frame - the 'Gluck Frame'- which was exhibited at British Art in Industry exhibitions and became an integral part of Modernist and Art Deco interiors of the 1930s. Her best known work is of stylised flowerpieces inspired by the floral creations of Constance Spry, an early companion and lover.

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19 February 2024, 12.30-13.00

Meet on Floor 0, historic stairs landing

Free (drop in – spaces limited)