Gluck: Art & Identity

ISBN: 9780300230482
Artist(s): Gluck
Author(s): Amy De La Haye & Martin Pel
Format: hardback
Year published: 2017
Publisher: Yale
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 208
Illustrations: colour & b/w


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Hannah Gluckstein (who called herself Gluck; 1895-1976) was a distinctive, original voice in the early evolution of modern art in Britain. This handsome book presents a major reassessment of Gluck’s life and work, examining, among other things, the artist’s numerous personal relationships and contemporary notions of gender and social history.

Gluck’s paintings comprise a full range of artistic genres-still life, landscape, portraiture-as well as images of popular entertainers. Financially independent and somewhat freed from social convention, Gluck highlighted her sexual identity, cutting her hair short and dressing as a man, and the artist is known for a powerful series of self-portraits that played with conventions of masculinity and femininity.

Richly illustrated, this volume is a timely and significant contribution to gender studies and to the understanding of a complex and important modern painter.


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