Leon Kossoff  (British, 1926) 

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Leon Kossoff Biography
1926   Born in City Road, Islington, London
1938 - 1943   Attended Hackney Downs (Grocers) School, London
1943   Attended life drawing evening classes at Toynbee Hall and St Martin’s School of Art London
1943 - 1945   Commercial Art Course at St Martin’s School of Art, London
1945 - 1948   Military Service with Royal Fusiliers, attached to 2nd Battalion Jewish Brigade, served in Italy, Holland, Belgium, and Germany
1949 - 1953   Studied at St Martin’s School of Art and evening classes at Borough Polytechnic, London, with David Bomberg (1950-52)
1953 - 1956   Studied at Royal College of Art, London
1959 - 1969   Taught at Regent Street Polytechnic, Chelsea School of Art and St Martin’s School of Art, London
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  Lives and works in London, England
Selected Exhibitions
2004   Leon Kossoff - Selected Paintings 1956-2000, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek (solo)
2003   Bacon-Freud-Kossoff-Auerbach - Gemälde und Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Sander, Berlin, Germany
2001   Leon Kossoff, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia (solo)
2001   Drawn to Painting: Leon Kossoff Drawings and Prints after Nicholas Poussin, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (solo)
2000   Auerbach, Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Blains Fine Art, London
2000   Close Encounters: New Art from Old, National Gallery, London
2000   Poussin Landscapes by Kossoff, J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (solo)
2000   La mirada fuerte: pintura figurativa de Londres, British Council in association with other museums
2000   Drawn to Painting: Leon Kossoff Drawings and Prints after Nicholas Poussin, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2000   Leon Kossoff, Mitchell-Innes & Nash New York, NY (solo)
1998   L'Ecole des Londres de Bacon à Bevan, Foundation Dina Vierny & other locations Paris, Santiago, & Vienna
1996   Leon Kossoff, Tate Gallery London, England (solo)
1995   Leon Kossoff, British Pavilion, Düsseldorf Kunstverein,Stedelijk England, Germany, & Amsterdam (solo)
1995   Identità e Alterità / Identity and Alterity: Figures of the Body 1895-1995, XLVI Venice Internat'l Biennale & other locations Venice, Italy
1995   From London: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, Kitaj, British Council in association with the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Musée de l’Etat - Staatsmuseum, Luxembourg; Musée Cantonal de Beaux-Arts, Lausanne; Fundacio Caixa de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
1994   Visual Excitement: een pleidooi voor de schilderkunst (in defence of painting), Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
1994   Helen Lessore: Artist and Art Dealer, Theo Waddington Fine Art, London
1994   Dobbel Virkelighet / Double Reality, Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst Oslo, Norway
1994   An American Passion: The Susan Kasen Summer and Robert D. Summer Collection of Contemporary British Painting, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow; Royal College of Art, London
1993   Seven British Painters: Selected Masters of Post-War British Art: Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, R.B. Kitaj, Leon Kossoff, Marlborough Fine Art, London
1993   Drawing on these Shores: A View of British Drawing and Its Affinities, Harris Museum and Art Gallery Preston, Ipswich, Bath, & Brighton
1993   Leon Kossoff: Drawings 1985-1992, Anthony d'Offay Gallery & LA Louver Gallery London, England & Venice, CA (solo)
1992   British Figurative Painting of the 20th Century, British Council, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1991   Freud, Kossoff, Tate Gallery London, England
1988   Leon Kossoff: Recent Paintings, Anthony d'Offay Gallery & Robert Miller Gallery London, England & New York, NY (solo)

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