Joseph Leftwich (1892–1983)

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Like Clare Winsten, Joseph Leftwich was a Jewish émigré. He was a founding member of the Whitechapel writers’ group, which included Stephen Winsten, Isaac Rosenberg and John Rodker.

This work, with its bold palette and fractured background, shows the influence of Vorticism.

Ben Uri Gallery & Museum



Joseph Leftwich (1892–1983)




oil on canvas


H 50 x W 34.2 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased with the assistance of the ACE/ Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, Art Fund and Michael and ‎Brenda Joseph, 2015

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