Woman Resting (The Artist's Mother)

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The heavily worked surface of 'Woman Resting' (the artist’s mother) is typical of Leon Kossoff’s technique. With fellow artist, Frank Auerbach (b.1931), Kossoff studied at Borough Polytechnic under David Bomberg (1890–1957), who encouraged their use of thick impasto in painting and densely-worked preparatory drawings.

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Woman Resting (The Artist's Mother)




charcoal & pastel on paper


H 101 x W 66 cm

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purchased, 2008

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