Mark Gertler

Works 1912-28

Sarah MacDougall

Date Published :
November 2014
Publisher :
Paul Holberton Publishing
Contributor(s) :
David Boyd Haycock
Illustration :
55 color illustrations
No associated books available.


This beautifully illustrated catalog accompanied and exhibition at the leading London gallery Piano Nobile, celebrating the achievements of Mart Gertler (1891-1939). It charts Gertler's career from an early British modernist at the close of the Edwardian era through his most radical period during the years of the First World War to the 'return to order' of the 1920s, when Gertler was recognized as a consummate painter with a highly individual vision.

Gertler's biographer and cataloger Sarah MacDougall introduces us to celebrated and little-known painting and drawings from a number of private collections. Example of Gertler's experimental figurative work in this period include three of his four boxing studies show together here for the first time and two rarely exhibited drawings for his iconic anti-war painting, Merry-Go-Round (1916), both of which caused an 'outcry' when first exhibited.

More from this publisher