Artist Birthdays December 9 – MARK GERTLER

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MARK GERTLER (December 9, 1891 – June 23, 1939)

  • Nationality: British
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Avant-garde
  • ARTiFact: He suffered from tuberculosis throughout his life, constantly moving in and out of sanatoriums. In 1939, with war once again on the horizon, overcome by depression and his failing career, he took his own life.
  • Artist Quote: “The trouble is that I never set out to paint to please. My greatest spiritual pleasure in life is to paint just as I feel impelled to do at the time.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Merry-Go-Round, 1916.

Mark Gertler. Merry-Go-Round, 1916.

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