Leon Kossoff Painting Artist

Leon Kossoff (born 7 December, 1926) is a British expressionist painter, known for portraits, life drawings and cityscapes of London, England. Leon Kossoff was born in 1926 in Islington, London, and spent most of his early life living there with his Russian Jewish parents. In 1938, he attended the Hackney Downs School in London. In 1939, he was evacuated with the school to King's Lynn, Norfolk, where he lived with Mr and Mrs R.C. Bishop, who encouraged his interest in art. During this time, Kossoff made his first paintings. When he returned to London in 1943, Kossoff went to St Martin's School of Art, and studied commercial art. He also attended life drawing classes in the evenings at Toynbee Hall. After his education was completed he spent three years in military service with the Royal Fusiliers, attached to the 2nd Battalion Jewish Brigade, and served in Italy, Holland, Belgium and Germany. After his military service, he returned to the St. Martin’s School of Art in 1949, and at Borough Polytechnic, took special classes under David Bomberg from 1950 to 1952. He was also influenced by another one of his teacher’s students, Frank Auerbach.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 21st, 1926
Nationality
United Kingdom
Places lived
Islington , United Kingdom

Education

1. Central Saint Martins Fashion school

Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design (often abbreviated as Central Saint Martins or CSM) is a constituent college of the University of the Arts London. The school has an outstanding international reputation, and is considered one of the world's leading arts and design institutions. Courses are offered at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Type Fashion school
Founded
1854
Headquarters
Granary Building, N1C 4AA - London, Greater London
Local tuition
2014. 9 K £
Official web page www.csm.arts.ac.uk
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Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Central Saint Martins connected by profession and/or age

b. 1922., Painting Artist
b. 1925., Painting Artist
b. 1931., Painting Artist
b. 1922., Painting Artist
b. 1930., Painting Artist
b. 1945., Painting Artist
b. 1952., Painting Artist
b. 1967., Painting Artist

2. London South Bank University Colleges/University

London South Bank University (LSBU) is a university in south London. With over 25,000 students and 1,700 staff, it is based in the London Borough of Southwark, near the South Bank of the River Thames, from which it takes its name. Founded from charitable donations in 1892 as the "Borough Polytechnic Institute", it absorbed several other local colleges in the 1970s and 1990s, and achieved university status in 1992. LSBU is a post-1992 or new university and puts strong focus on their students' employability. The current Vice-Chancellor is Prof Martin Earwicker.

Type University
Endowment
2009. 551 K £
Founded
1892
Headquarters
103 Borough Road, SE1 0AA - London, Greater London
Undergraduates
2009. 18,826
2005. 17,571
Postgraduates
2009. 6,105
2005. 5,692
Official web page www.lsbu.ac.uk
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Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended London South Bank University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1931., Painting Artist
b. 1928., Writer
b. 1922., Visual Artist
b. 1931., Visual Artist
b. 1941., Nurse
b. 1968., Military Person
b. 1983., Award competitor
b. 1962., Politician

3. Royal College of Art Colleges/University

The Royal College of Art (informally the RCA) is a public research university specialised in art and design located in London, United Kingdom. It is the world's only wholly postgraduate university of art and design, offering the degrees of Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). It was founded in 1837 and has had university status since 1967.

Type Public university
Endowment
2012. 14.1 mil. £
Founded
1837
Headquarters
Kensington Gore, SW7 2EU - London, Greater London
Postgraduates
2011. 1,136
2009. 948
Acceptance rate
2009. 15.9 %
Official web page www.rca.ac.uk
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Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Royal College of Art connected by profession and/or age

b. 1931., Painting Artist
b. 1926., Painting Artist
b. 1931., Painting Artist
b. 1928., Painting Artist
b. 1930., Painting Artist
b. 1930., Painting Artist
b. 1931., Painting Artist
b. 1927., Painting Artist

Art periods / movements

1.Expressionism

Begun Ended Other artists
1912
born 1893
born 1929
born 1883
born 1914

Art forms 1

Form Contemporaries
1.Painting
born 1929
born 1931
born 1937

Wikipedia

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