Portrait of Orovida Pissarro by Clara Klinghoffer

The sitter is the granddaughter of the Jewish impressionist painter Camille Pissarro.


Oil on canvas
102 x 86 cm
Art Fund grant:
£795 ( Total: £1,645)
Acquired in:
Agi Katz

Klinghoffer was best known for her portraits, and this work is a striking and unusual depiction with its bright colours and unflattering portrayal of Orovida. The aim of the Ben Uri Gallery is to promote Jewish art as part of Jewish cultural heritage. This work by a Jewish female artist complements the works by her contemporaries like Mark Gertler, David Bomberg and Jacob Epstein already in the collection.


Agi Katz purchased painting from Sotheby's twelve years ago.

Venue details

Ben Uri: Art. Identity. Migration 108A Boundary Road, Off Abbey Road, London London NW8 0RH 020 7604 3991 benuri.org.uk

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