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Remembering Leon Kossoff Through His Scenes of Anxiety and Disquiet

Leon Kossoff, 'King's Cross Stormy Day no. 4,' 2004, charcoal and pastel on paper

Leon Kossoff, King’s Cross Stormy Day no. 4, 2004, charcoal and pastel on paper.

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Leon Kossoff, a pioneering painter of postwar Britain, died on July 4 at age 92. A sense of anxiety, foreboding, and loss permeates many of the artist’s depictions of London after World War II, as well as his paintings of family members. Below is a short selection of works from throughout his career on the occasion of his death.

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