Leon Kossoff

1926 – 2019

In Tate Britain


Leon Kossoff (10 December 1926 – 4 July 2019) was 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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  • Tate Papers

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  • Tate Etc

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