Leon Kossoff
Selected works by exhibition
London Landscapes
L.A. Louver, 2014
Leon Kossoff<br>
Cherry Tree, Winter, 2006-2007<br>
oil on board<br>
36 x 42 in. (91.5 x 107 cm)<br>
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Catalogue plate number 73
Leon Kossoff<br>
Arnold Circus, 2012<br>
charcoal and pastel on paper<br>
24 1/4 x 20 in. (61.5 x 50.5 cm)<br>
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Catalogue plate number 89
Leon Kossoff<br>
Arnold Circus, 2012<br>
charcoal and pastel on paper<br>
24 1/4 x 20 in. (61.5 x 51 cm)<br>
Framed: 32 1/2 x 28 x 2 in. (82.6 x 71.1 x 5.1 cm)<br>
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Catalogue plate number 95
Leon Kossoff<br>
Cherry Tree, Winter, 2006 - 2007<br>
oil on board<br>
36 x 42 in. (91.5 x 107 cm)
Recent Works 1999 - 2010
L.A. Louver, 2011
Leon Kossoff<br>
Cherry Tree, Spring, 2003
oil on board
48 x 55 7/8 in. (122 x 142 cm)
Private collection
Leon Kossoff<br>
Head of Peggy III, 2004 - 2005<br>
oil on board<br>
21 1/4	x 17 5/16 in. (54 x 44 cm)<br>
Private collection
Leon Kossoff<br>
Head of John I, 2005<br>
oil on board<br>
30 3/8 x 21 7/16 in. (77.3 x 54.4 cm)<br>
Private collection
Leon Kossoff<br>
Cherry Tree, Autumn, 2002 <br>
oil on board <br>
46 x 58 in. (117 x 147.5 cm)<br>
Private collection
Leon Kossoff<br>
Christchurch, 2000<br>
oil on board<br>
64 x 48 in. (162.5 x 122 cm)<br>
Private collection
Drawing from Painting
The National Gallery, London, England 2007
Leon Kossoff<br>
From Poussin: The Triumph of Pan, 1998<br>
Oil on board<br>
53 1/4 x 56 in. (135 x 143 cm )
Leon Kossoff<br>
From Rembrandt: Ecce Homo, 1999<br>
Oil on board<br>
56 x 48 in. (142 x 122 cm)<br>
Private collection
Leon Kossoff<br>
From Veronese: The Adoration of the Kings, 1990s<br>
Black chalk on paper <br>
26 2/5 x 23 in. 67 x 58.5 cm
Leon Kossoff<br> 
From Rembrandt: Ecce Homo<br> 
Etching (unique print)<br> 
19 x 17 in. (48.3 x 43.2 cm)<br> 
Private collection
Leon Kossoff<br> 
From Degas: Combing the Hair (‘La Coiffure’)<br> 
Drypoint (unique print)<br> 
17 7/8 x 23 5/8 in. (45.5 x 60 cm)
Leon Kossoff<br> 
From Poussin: The Triumph of Pan, .1998<br> 
Coloured chalks on paper<br> 
20 1/4 x 23 1/3 in. (51.2 x 59.4 cm)<br> 
Private collection
Leon Kossoff<br>
Self Portrait with Christchurch, 1986<br>
oil on board<br>
40.5 x 30.2 in. (102.9 x 76.8 cm)<br>
Private collection
Selected paintings 1956 - 2000
Museum of Art Lucerne, Switzerland 2005
Leon Kossoff<br>
Building Site Near Saint Paul’s No. 2, 1956<br>
oil on board<br>
20.5 x 31 in. (52 x 78.75 cm)<br>
Private collection
Leon Kossoff<br>
Portrait of Philip II, 1962<br>
oil on board<br>
56.5 x 30.5 in. (143.5 x 77.6 cm)<br>
Private collection
Leon Kossoff<br>
Two Seated Figures, 1962<br>
oil on board<br>
72 x 60 in. (183 x 152.4 cm)<br>
Private collection
Leon Kossoff<br>
YMCA Building Site No. 2, 1971<br>
oil on board<br>
44.5 x 60.6 in. (113 x 154 cm)<br>
Private collection
Leon Kossoff<br>
Red Brick School Building, Winter, 1982<br>
oil on board<br>
48 x 60 in. (121.9 x 152.4 cm)<br>
Private collection
Leon Kossoff<br>
Christchurch, 2000<br>
oil on board<br>
64 x 48 in. (162.5 x 122 cm)<br>
Private collection
Leon Kossoff<br> 
Nude, 2000<br> 
oil on board<br> 
24 x 30 3/4 in. (61 x 78 cm)<br> 
Private collection
Poussin Landscapes by Kossoff
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA 2000
Leon Kossoff<br>
The Holy Family on the Step, 1998<br>
unique proof plate<br>
16 x 23 1/2 in. (40.6 x 59.7 cm)<br>
paper: 22 1/2 x 30 in. (57.2 x 76.2 cm)
Leon Kossoff<br>
Landscape With A Calm No. 3, 1999<br>
compressed charcoal & pastel on paper<br>
22 x 29 5/8 in (55.9 x 75.2 cm)
Leon Kossoff<br>
The Rape of the Sabines #1, 1995 - 97<br>
hand colored etching & drypoint<br>
17 7/8 x 23 1/2 in (45.4 x 59.69 cm)(plate)<br>
22 1/4 x 29 3/4 in (56.52 x 75.57 cm)(paper)<br>
Private collection
Leon Kossoff<br> 
Landscape with a Man Killed by a Snake, 1997<br> 
compressed charcoal pastel & watercolor on paper<br> 
Paper: 19 1/2 x 30 in (49.5 x 76.2 cm)<br> 
Framed: 29 x 37 in (73.7 x 94 cm)
After Nicolas Poussin: New Etchings by Leon Kossoff
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY 2000
Leon Kossoff<br>
Bacchanal before a Herm, 1998<br>
etching <br>
Plate: 16 1/8 x 22 3/8 in (41 x 56.8 cm)<br>
Sheet: 22 1/2 x 29 7/8 in (57.2 x 75.9 cm)
Leon Kossoff<br>
Cephalus and Aurora #2, 1999<br>
etching <br>
Plate: 16 7/8 x 21 15/16 in (42.9 x 55.7 cm)<br>
Paper: 22 9/16 x 29 15/16 in (57.3 x 76 cm)
Leon Kossoff<br>
The Judgement of Solomon #1, 1998<br>
etching<br>
Plate: 8 1/2 x 11 3/4 in (21.6 x 29.8 cm)<br>
Paper: 22 9/16 x 29 7/8 in (57.3 x 75.9 cm)
Leon Kossoff<br>
The Rape of the Sabines #2, 1998<br>
etching<br>
Plate: 18 x 23 3/8 in (45.7 x 59.4 cm)<br>
Paper: 22 1/2 x 29 7/8 in (57.2 x 75.9 cm)
Leon Kossoff<br>
The Triumph of Pan from a Poussin drawing (II), 1998<br>
etching<br>
Plate: 13 x 15 7/16 in (33 x 39.2 cm)<br>
Paper: 22 3/8 x 29 7/8 in (56.8 x 75.9 cm)
Tate Retrospective
Tate Gallery, London, UK 1996
Leon Kossoff<BR>
Children's Swimming Pool, 12 o'clock, Sunday Morning, 1971<BR>
oil on board<BR>
72 x 84 in. (182.9 x 213.4 cm)
Leon Kossoff<BR>
Christchurch, Spitalfields, Summer, 1987<BR>
oil on board<BR>
54 x 50 in. (137.2 x 127 cm)
XLVI Venice Biennale
Venice, Italy 1995
Leon Kossoff<br>
From Willesden Green, Autumn, 1991<br>
oil on board<br>
54 1/8 x 48 1/4 in (137.5 x 122.6 cm)<br>
59 x 53 in (149.9 x 134.6 cm) (framed)<br>
Private collection
Leon Kossoff<BR>
Cathy No. 1, Summer, 1994<BR>
oil on board<BR>
42 1/2 x 30 1/2 in (108 x 77.5 cm) (framed)<BR>
Private collection
Leon Kossoff<br>
Christchurch, Summer Afternoon, 1994<br>
oil on board<br>
78 x 57 7/8 in (82 1/8 x 62 3/8 in) (fr)<br>
Private collection
Leon Kossoff<br>
Head of John Lessore, 1990<br>
oil on board<br>
31 1/2 x 23 3/4 in (80 x 59.5 cm)<br>
Private collection
Drawings 1985 - 1992
L.A. Louver, 1993
Leon Kossoff<br>
Christchurch, Spitalfields No. 2, 1992<br>
charcoal and pastel on paper<br>
39 1/4 x 27 1/2 in (99.7 x 69.9 cm)<br>
Private collection
Leon Kossoff<br>
Fidelma, 1987<br>
charcoal and pastel on paper<br>
44 1/2 x 33 in (113 x 83.8 cm)(fr.)<br>
Private collection
Leon Kossoff<br>
Leaving the Station No. 1, 1990<br>
charcoal and pastel on paper<br>
33 1/2 x 30 1/2 in (85.1 x 77.5 cm)<br>
Private collection
Recent Work
L.A. Louver, 1984
Leon Kossoff<br>
A Street in Willesden, Summer, 1983<br>
oil on board<br>
54 x 78 in. (137.16 x 198.12 cm)<br>
Private collection
Leon Kossoff<br>
Self Portrait, 1982<br>
oil on board<br>
23 1/2 x 21 in. (59.69 x 53.34 cm)<br>
Private collection
Leon Kossoff<br>
A Street in Willesden, 1982<br>
charcoal on paper<br>
40 3/4 x 26 1/2 in. (103.5 x 67.31 cm)<br>
Private collection
Leon Kossoff<br>
Family Party, January, 1983<br>
oil on board<br>
66 x 98 1/4 in. (167.64 x 249.56 cm)<br>
Private collection
Eight Figurative Painters
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT 1981
Leon Kossoff <br>
Nude on a Red Bed, 1972<br>
oil on board<br>
48 x 72 in (121.9 x 182.9 cm)<br>
Private collection
Leon Kossoff <br>
Father Resting, 1978<br>
oil on board<br>
48 x 38 1/2 in (121.9 x 97.8 cm)
Leon Kossoff <br>
View of Ridley Road Street Market, 1975<br>
charcoal on paper<br>
framed: 26 3/4 x 39 3/4 in (67.9 x 101 cm)<br>
Private collection
Bio

1926 Born, City Road, Islington, London

Education:
1938-43 Attended Hackney Downs (Grocers) School, London
1939-43 Evacuated with school to King's Lynn, Norfolk
Lived with Mr and Mrs R.C. Bishop who encouraged his interest in art Made first paintings
1943 Returned to London. Attended life drawing evening classes at Toynbee Hall and St Martin's School of Art London
1943-45 Commercial Art Course at St Martin's School of Art, London
1945-48 Military Service with Royal Fusiliers, attached to 2nd Battalion Jewish Brigade, served in Italy, Holland, Belgium, and Germany
1949-53 Studied at St Martin's School of Art and attended evening classes at Borough Polytechnic, London, with David Bomberg (1950-52)
1953-56 Studied at Royal College of Art, London

selected biography

Photo: Toby Glanville
Selected L.A. Louver exhibitions
23 Jan 2014 - 1 Mar 2014
8 May 1993 - 12 Jun 1993
15 Nov 1984 - 15 Dec 1984
Selected museum exhibitions
Frieze Masters 2014, Stand D4
Regent’s Park, London
15 Oct 2014 - 19 Oct 2014
The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London, England
14 Mar 2007 - 1 Jul 2007
Museum of Art Lucerne
Lucerne, Switzerland
19 Nov 2004 - 28 Mar 2005
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY
28 Mar 2000 - 13 Aug 2000
Publications
Catalog
2014
141 pages
Softcover
Catalog
Leon Kossoff
L.A. Louver
2010
72 pages
Hardcover
Catalog
in collaboration with L.A. Louver
2000
128 pages
Hardcover
Catalog
Leon Kossoff: Tate Retrospective
Tate Gallery, London, UK
1996
176 pages
Softcover
Video
Selected article
Wullschlager, Jackie. "Leon Kossoff: Drawn in by the Old Masters."
Financial Times, 10 October 2014.
full article, PDF
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