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Leon Kossoff in his studio

Leon Kossoff is an English artist and one of the most famous artists of the post world war period. He is noted for his unique way of painting the human figure and landscapes. I first came across his work in the courtauld gallery when I visited the gallery

All his life, Leon Kossoff has felt compelled to draw and paint his native London. In the nearest that he has ever come to giving an interview, the artist, self-effacing as ever, explains to Charlotte Higgins how he has spent decades trying to get it right

Leon Kossoff's love affair with London

All his life, Leon Kossoff has felt compelled to draw and paint his native…

Leon Kossoff ‘Drawing for ‘Children’s Swimming Pool’’, 1971 © Leon Kossoff

I love pools and swimming, art, digital photography and PhotoShop, and messing around with.

Leon Kossoff    Drawing for 'Woman Ill in Bed Surrounded by Family (Rosalind)' 1965   t03279   London 1984 'Drawing for 'Woman Ill in Bed Surrounded by Family (Rosalind)'', Leon Kossoff - Tate collection [On paper, unique, 1960-9]

Leon Kossoff Drawing for 'Woman Ill in Bed Surrounded by Family (Rosalind)' 1965 London 1984 'Drawing for 'Woman Ill in Bed Surrounded by Family (Rosalind)'', Leon Kossoff - Tate collection [On paper, unique,

Leon Kossoff ‘Between Kilburn and Willesden Green, Winter Evening’

Leon Kossoff ‘Between Kilburn and Willesden Green, Winter Evening’

Leon Kossoff. <em>From Constable: Stoke-by-Nayland (plate 1). </em>Private collection © Leon Kossoff

From Constable: Stoke-by-Nayland (plate Private collection © Leon Kossoff

kossof paintings | Leon Kossoff, ‘Christ Church, Spitalfields’ 1990

Leon Kossoff (born Christ Church, Spitalfields, Charcoal and gouache on paper

self-portrait by Leon Kossoff - Google Search

self-portrait by Leon Kossoff - Google Search

Artist;Leon Kossoff born 1926 Title;Building Site, Oxford Street Date;1952 Medium;Crayon, charcoal and gouache on paper Dimensions;Unconfirmed: 1120 x 1335 mmLike his close friend Frank Auerbach Kossoff was fascinated by building sites during the 1950s. These abounded in London as its bomb-damaged fabric was rebuilt after the war. Perhaps they stood for the transient and ever-changing nature of the modern city. They were also places where the earth beneath the city was revealed.

Artist;Leon Kossoff born 1926 Title;Building Site, Oxford Street Date;1952 Medium;Crayon, charcoal and gouache on paper Dimensions;Unconfirmed: 1120 x 1335 mmLike his close friend Frank Auerbach Kossoff was fascinated by building sites during the 1950s. These abounded in London as its bomb-damaged fabric was rebuilt after the war. Perhaps they stood for the transient and ever-changing nature of the modern city. They were also places where the earth beneath the city was revealed.