Between Kilburn and Willesden Green, Winter Evening by Leon Kossoff

Leon Kassoff was a member of a loose grouping of artist friends known as the School of London but was the only artist in the group to be born and brought up in London.

Details

Medium:
Oil on board
Dimensions:
120 x 148 cm
Art Fund grant:
£18,000 ( Total: £58,750)
Acquired in:
1994
Vendor:
Anthony d'Offay Gallery

Richard Calvocoressi, Keeper of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art at the time of acquisition, wrote: 'It is a particularly fresh example of Kossoff's urban landscapes in which racing clouds, swaying trees, hurtling and tilting railway carriages, and a cold afternoon light showing up occasional patches of bright colour all combine to give an impression of rapid movement and change. Paradoxically, this image of transience is realised in the most solid and permanent of materials, lending it a tangible and enduring physical presence.'

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 73/75 Belford Road, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH4 3DR 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

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