Biography

Leon Kossoff, ‘Self-Portrait’ c.1952
Leon Kossoff
Self-Portrait c.1952
© Leon Kossoff

Leon Kossoff (born 10 December 1926) is a British figurative painter known for portraits, life drawings and cityscapes of London, England.

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Artist as subject

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Art Term

Impasto

Impasto refers to an area of thick paint or texture, in a painting

Art Term

School of London

School of London was a term invented by artist R.B. Kitaj to describe a group of London-based artists who ...

Tate Paper

Curving Round: David Sylvester and the ‘Rediscovery’ of David Bomberg

Lee Hallman considers how David Sylvester’s role in the rehabilitation of David Bomberg’s reputation in the 1950s and ...

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Individual reflections on a work in the Tate collection

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