Gluck

1895–1978

Gluck, ‘Flora’s Cloak’ c.1923
Flora’s Cloak c.1923
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Biography

Gluck (born Hannah Gluckstein; 13 August 1895 – 10 January 1978) was a British painter, who rejected any forename or prefix (such as ‘Miss’), as Gluck was gender-nonconforming. Gluck joined the Lamorna artists’ colony near Penzance, and was noted for portraits and floral paintings, as well as a new design of picture-frame. Gluck enjoyed intense lesbian relationships with Nesta Obermer and others. The artist's joint self-portrait with Obermer (Medallion) is viewed as an iconic lesbian statement.

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