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Mark Gertler (9 December 1891 – 23 June 1939), born Marks Gertler, was a British painter of figure subjects, portraits and still-life.

His early life and his relationship with Dora Carrington were the inspiration for Gilbert Cannan's novel Mendel. The characters of Loerke in D. H. Lawrence's Women in Love and Gombauld in Aldous Huxley's Crome Yellow were based on him.

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Tate Etc

Story of an Artwork: Mark Gertler's Merry-Go-Round 1916

Sarah MacDougall

Merry-Go-Round is one of the most recognisable works in Tate's collection, but how did the painting come about?

Art Term

London Group

The London group was an exhibiting group founded in 1913 to organise modern art exhibitions in Britain

Sketches, letters, etc.

Mark Gertler, recipient: Dame Eileen Mayo Letter from Mark Gertler to Eileen Mayo

19 June 1931

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