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Leon Kossoff    (British, 1926)

 Leon Kossoff - A Street in Willesden no. 1 (Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)) h: 22 x w: 25.5 in / h: 55.9 x w: 64.8 cm
Leon Kossoff
A Street in Willesden no. 1 1982
 
 Leon Kossoff - Arnold Circus (Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)) h: 25.6 x w: 19.8 in / h: 65 x w: 50.3 cm
Leon Kossoff
Arnold Circus circa 2008-2010
 
 Leon Kossoff - Cherry Tree, and Young Girl (Paintings) h: 50.1 x w: 48 in / h: 127.3 x w: 121.9 cm
Leon Kossoff
Cherry Tree, and Young Girl 2007-2008
 
 Leon Kossoff - Cherry Tree, Winter (Paintings) h: 36.2 x w: 42.4 in / h: 91.9 x w: 107.7 cm
Leon Kossoff
Cherry Tree, Winter 2006-2007
 
 Leon Kossoff - Christchurch, Spitalfields (Paintings) h: 56.5 x w: 51.2 in / h: 143.5 x w: 130 cm
Leon Kossoff
Christchurch, Spitalfields 1999-2000
 
 Leon Kossoff - City Rooftops (Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)) h: 22.5 x w: 38.5 in / h: 57.2 x w: 97.8 cm
Leon Kossoff
City Rooftops 1957
 
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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
For a portrait of Leon Kossoff at 20 21 Photo Gallery, click here
Lives and works in London, England

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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