Image: 'Self-portrait' 1914, by William Rothenstein (1872-1945)
Self-Portraits from the Ben Uri Collection
William Rothenstein was born in Bradford in 1872 into an assimilated German-Jewish family. In 1888, at the age of sixteen, he attended the Slade School of Fine Art in London, but, upon the advice of Jewish Royal Academician Solomon J Solomon, completed his studies in Paris (1889-92), exhibiting in the city (1892) and making a lasting contact with Edgar Degas. Upon his return he exhibited with the New English Art Club and in 1898 co-founded the Carfax Gallery. Between 1903 and 1906 he carried out an important series of works on Jewish subjects, observed in the East End of London.
See more of this exhibition here: https://benuri.org/exhibitions/43-self-portraits-from-the-ben-uri-collection/works/
Learn more about this artist here: https://www.benuricollection.org.uk/intermediate.php?artistid=140
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