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mark gertler, official war artistMark Gertler (1891 - 1939)
Biography

Gertler was a British painter born in Spitalfields, London as the youngest child of Jewish immigrants. His relationship with Dora Carrington in his earlier life was to inspire the novel Mendel, by Gilbert Cannan, alongside the character of Loerke from Women in Love (D.H. Lawrence) and Aldous Huxley’s Crome Yellow.

Due to family poverty he became an apprentice to a stained glass company, and after getting third place in a National art competition he successfully applied for a scholarship and enrolled at the Slade School of Art.

He struggled with poverty during his career as an artist after alienating potential posers for his art, by painting with his own vision in a temperamental manner.
In 1916, he created his master painting – The Merry-Go Round, which lead Lawrence to proclaim it as the best modern picture he had seen.

Gertler committed suicide in 1939, with difficulty in selling his work and fear of another looming World War.

Mark Gertler's Paintings

the merry go round, painting, mark gertler
Merry Go Round
sonata artwork
Sonata
the bokhara coat painting by mark gertler
The Bokhara Coat


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Mark Gertler (Hardcover)
by Sarah MacDougall (Author)

This biography of Mark Gertler reappraises an extraordinary artist. Gertler was admired and encouraged by Walter Sickert, Vanessa Bell, Roger Fry and Henry Moore; his magnificent and haunting pictures were keenly collected by London society and yet at 48, feeling alienated, he killed himself.

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[Paul Nash] [Augustus John] [Austin Spare] [Bruce Bairnsfarther] [Alfred Lee] [David Bomberg] [Eric Ravilious] [William Rothenstein] [Leonard Raven-Hill] [Frank Brangwyn] [John Lavery] [Francis Dodd] [Stanley Spencer] [Mervyn Peake] [Muirhead Bone] [Cyril-Bird] [William Roberts] [William Orpen] [Mark Gertler] [Philip Steer] [John Hassall] [Wyndham Lewis]



Sowing the Seeds, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Sowing the Seeds


Spartakus bei der Arbeit, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Spartakus bei der Arbeit


Mighty YB-17 Bomber, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Mighty YB-17 Bomber


Paris Bank, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Paris Bank


Terre de France, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Terre de France


Tank Corps, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Tank Corps


M-4 tank line, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
M-4 tank line