Mark Gertler: Works 1912–28
Accompanying an exhibition at Piano Nobile celebrating the achievements of Mark Gertler (1891–1939), this charts his 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 recognised as a consummate painter with a highly individual vision.
This catalogue will provide a rare opportunity to see both celebrated and little-known paintings and drawings from a number of UK private collections by one of the leading exponents of early twentieth-century British painting. Examples of Gertler's experimental figurative work in this period include three of his four boxing studies shown 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.
The catalogue's introduction and catalogue entries are written by Gertler's biographer and cataloguer Sarah MacDougall, and the foreword is written by David Boyd Haycock, the author of A Crisis of Brilliance.
80 pages, hardback
290 x 250 mm, 55 colour illustrations
ISBN: 978 1 091192 33 9
In the press
"Piano Nobile has done us a great service by bringing an undeservedly neglected British master back into the limelight … [There are] many treats … and a luxurious hardback catalogue, all of which give a good account of this distinctive artist." The Spectator