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Leon Kossoff

Building Site, Oxford Street , 1952

English Crayon, charcoal and gouache
44 1/10 × 52 3/5 in
112 × 133.5 cm
location
Los Angeles
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© Leon Kossoff, Photo © Tate, London 2016
Leon Kossoff
British, b. 1926
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Leon Kossoff is one of Britain’s greatest living artists, best known for his impastoed figurative and cityscape paintings and his heavy emphasis on drawing, both as a medium itself and as an intrinsic part of his painting process. Alongside his friend Frank Auerbach, Kossoff developed an extremely visceral, expressive mode of capturing post-war London, in both rough in-situ drawings and heavily reworked paintings. Kossoff’s more recent work is lighter in subject matter and palette, abandoning the dark urban grays and browns for a brighter range of colors. In 2002-08, he turned his attention to the cherry tree in his yard, painting it throughout the seasons with thick strokes of paint, resulting in a celebration of life.

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© Leon Kossoff, Photo © Tate, London 2016
Leon Kossoff
British, b. 1926
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Leon Kossoff is one of Britain’s greatest living artists, best known for his impastoed figurative and cityscape paintings and his heavy emphasis on drawing, both as a medium itself and as an intrinsic part of his painting process. Alongside his friend Frank Auerbach, Kossoff developed an extremely visceral, expressive mode of capturing post-war London, in both rough in-situ drawings and heavily reworked paintings. Kossoff’s more recent work is lighter in subject matter and palette, abandoning the dark urban grays and browns for a brighter range of colors. In 2002-08, he turned his attention to the cherry tree in his yard, painting it throughout the seasons with thick strokes of paint, resulting in a celebration of life.

Leon Kossoff

Building Site, Oxford Street , 1952

English Crayon, charcoal and gouache
44 1/10 × 52 3/5 in
112 × 133.5 cm
location
Los Angeles
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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