Sir William ColdstreamWinifred Burger 1937

Share this artwork

Artwork details

Artist
Sir William Coldstream (1908‑1987)
Title
Winifred Burger
Date 1937
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 790 x 562 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1960
Reference
T00339
Not on display

Display caption

Coldstream studied at the Slade School of Art and then tried to make his living as a professional artist. Shortage of money, however, forced him to teach and, from 1934 to 1937, to work with the pioneering documentary film-maker, John Grierson, at the GPO (General Post Office) Film Unit. In 1937 Coldstream and others founded the Euston Road School of Drawing and Painting. This was Coldstream's first portrait on his return to full-time painting. It was commissioned by the sitter's husband and painted at the Burgers' flat in Upper Park Road, Hampstead. The portrait surived the bombing of Burgers' flat during the war.

August 2004

About this artwork

Find similar artworks

Category

Painting (5,302)

Decade

1930-9 (1,032)

Style or ‘-ism’

Subject

people (21,175)