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Jacob Kramer : Creativity and Loss

Category: Biography: General
Autor: David Manson
Editor: -
Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Counts: 2926
Original Format: Hardback
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Publication date: 01 Aug 2007
Publication City/Country: Bristol United Kingdom
Publisher: Sansom & Co
Language: English
ISBN: 190453757X
ISBN13: 9781904537571
Size - Weight: 172x 244x 26mm - 879.98g
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Original Title: Jacob Kramer : Creativity and Loss
The first biography of an important artist difficult to pigeon hole in the history of twentieth-century British art. A Jewish immigrant, Kramer was a contemporary of Mark Gertler, David Bomberg, William Roberts and C R W Nevinson, but was not interested in joining artist groups. Yet he brought a robust energy, largeness and simplicity of design to the English art scene. As Frances Spalding has commented, there is a quality in his art that remains defiantly Eastern European. Despite his Slade training and friendships, Kramer lived his life in Leeds, his best work done in the post-World War I years.There, he became a close friend of critic Herbert Read, and for years was a pivotal figure in the Leeds cultural scene. Kramer's artistic reputation rests largely on his early portraiture, especially of Jewish subjects - tense, haunting images, strong and compelling. He is represented in many public and private collections, notably Tate Britain, National Portrait Gallery, Leeds City Art Gallery and the