Leon Kossoff
A London Life

1 March - 11 May 2019

Piano Nobile is delighted to announce Leon Kossoff: A London Life. Over seven decades spent working in north London, Kossoff has emerged as one of Britain’s most acclaimed living artists. Through a long and prolific career, he has left a trail of authoritative and rhythmically executed works in oil paint, pastel and charcoal. With a catalogue raisonné of his paintings in preparation, this is an apt moment to reassess his oeuvre. The exhibition will include a cross-section of Kossoff’s most important works from a variety of periods and series, providing an opportunity to reflect on the full extent of his creative success.


The exhibition will feature paintings of Kossoff’s friends and family, including his brother Chaim and his close friend, John Lessore. His cityscapes of London will also be represented, from Willesden Junction to Christ Church, Spitalfields – places which are at once the subject of his work and the backdrop to his life.


With large- and small-scale works executed in a variety of media, the exhibition will represent the full span of the artist’s seventy-yearlong career, presenting an irrefutable argument for his place in the canon of modern master painters.


The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue, with contributions from Andrew Dempsey, Lulu Norman and Jackie Wullschlager. 


For more information and a list of available works, please contact the gallery.