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Leon Kossoff
Leon Kossoff, 1926 — 2019

Leon Kossoff (1926 – 2019) was a British painter best known for his expressive, impasto-laden portraits and cityscapes of London’s changing face over the twentieth century. Along with artists such as Francis Bacon, R.B. Kitaj and Lucian Freud, Kossoff rose to prominence as a member of the influential School of London movement, which reflected changes in post-war British society through a loose figurative realism combined with violent brushstrokes.

In 1995, Kossoff represented the UK at the Venice Biennale, and in 1996 was the subject of a retrospective at the Tate Gallery, London. Works by Kossoff are held in The National Gallery, London; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; Louisiana Museum of Art, Copenhagen, Denmark; the Art Institute of Chicago; Tate Gallery, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, among others. 
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Cephalus and Aurora No.3, 1998, Etching
Bacchanal before a Herm, 1998, Etching
Cephalus and Aurora No.1, 1998, Etching
Cephalus and Aurora No.2, 1998, Etching and aquatint
The Rape of Sabines No.1, 1998, Etching
The Rape of the Sabines No.2, 1998, Etching


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