Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915)

Young Man Standing (The Boy Lunn)
  • 1913
  • Pen and ink
  • 38 by 25.5 cm.; 15 by 10 in.
  • Provenance: Collection of Professor R. Pahl
  • Roger Cole, author of 'Burning to Speak, the life and art of Henry Gaudier-Brzeska', Phaidon Press, New York, 1978 commented: 'The most inspiring drawing of the series M42-M45. The line is fluent and determined, with confidence and assurance. Proportion of the figure is good, the study is poised.’


Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915)

A French born sculptor more famous in England than France and considered a British artist, as all his mature work was made in England.

He was a member of the Vorticist Group, Wyndham Lewis’ Rebel Art Centre, and The London Group. He contributed to both editions of ‘Blast’ the Vorticist publication edited by Wyndham Lewis and made work for Roger Fry’s Omega Workshops.

He volunteered for the French army in 1914 and was killed at Neuville St Vaast in 1915 at the age of 23.

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