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
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,
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.