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    Sale 5389

    20th Century British Art

    16 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 35

    Jacob Kramer (1892-1962)

    Portrait of a young woman

    Price Realised  

    Jacob Kramer (1892-1962)
    Portrait of a young woman
    signed 'Kramer' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    24 x 20 in. (60.9 x 50.8 cm.)


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    Born in the Ukraine, Kramer came to England in 1900, settling in the Jewish colony in Leeds. Initially studying at Leeds School of Art, he continued his tuition at the Slade School in London (1913-14). Fellow students at the Slade included Bomberg (see lots 34-35), Rosenberg and Gertler (see lot 27). Although influenced by the vorticists and other contemporary movements, Kramer never succombed completely to them and his lifelong interest was in portraiture.

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