Leon Kossoff Man in a Wheelchair 1959–62

Artwork details

Artist
Leon Kossoff born 1926
Title
Man in a Wheelchair
Date 1959–62
Medium Oil paint on wood
Dimensions Support: 2134 x 1232 mm
frame: 2290 x 1385 x 75 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1963
Reference
T00564
Not on display

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Kossoff developed a manner of painting with exceptionally thick paint which is deposited on the board in places almost untouched, giving a sense of three-dimensional form.
The model for this painting was the painter John Lessore, who sat for Kossoff once or twice a week for three years. For most of that time, Kossoff recalled, he concentrated on developing the subject through drawings. The discipline of drawing every day is at the heart of Kossoff’s practice.

July 2012

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