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Print - Self-portrait standing in front of an open window.
  • Self-portrait standing in front of an open window.
    Gluck, Felix, born 1923 - died 1981
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Self-portrait standing in front of an open window.

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Switzerland (made)

  • Date:

    1946-8 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gluck, Felix, born 1923 - died 1981 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lino cut on japan paper

  • Museum number:

    E.324-1982

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 153, box A

This print was pobably made while the artist was recovering from tuberculosis in a sanatorium in Davos in Switzerland between 1946 and 1948. From 1944 to 1945 he had been imprisoned by the Nazis in the Mauthausen forced labour camp in Austria, where as many as 320, 000 people are estimated to have died.

Physical description

Rectangular image in portrait format, printed in black, depicting the artist (three-quarter length) standing in front of an open window, to the left of the figure a vase of flowers and hospital bedstead, and through the open window behind the figure a view of alpine scenery.

Place of Origin

Switzerland (made)

Date

1946-8 (made)

Artist/maker

Gluck, Felix, born 1923 - died 1981 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Lino cut on japan paper

Dimensions

Height: 11.8 cm, Width: 8.7 cm

Descriptive line

Felix Gluck. Self-portrait standing in front of an open window, 1946-8. Lino cut.

Subjects depicted

Vases; Windows; Flowers; Patients; Mountains; Convalescence; Natural landscapes; Bedsteads

Categories

Health; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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