Frieze Viewing Room is a new mobile app and web-based platform which gives collectors an opportunity to explore Frieze New York virtually. You will find our display, Leon Kossoff: Drawing from the Masters, and those of the other galleries due to attend the fair.
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Our online gallery at the Frieze Viewing Room presents work by Leon Kossoff (1926-2019). Kossoff was one of Britain’s most successful figure painters of the twentieth century and a leading artist associated with the ‘School of London’. He spent over six decades working in the city, painting urban landscapes and the sitters who visited his studio, often using friends and family as models. This display features a rare group of drawings and oils, translated from paintings by other artists including Cézanne, Poussin and Titian. Kossoff had a lifelong admiration for the art of the past. Ever since his first visit to the National Gallery as a nine-year-old boy, he was captivated by Rembrandt and an interest in several other artists followed. The drawings and two paintings on view were made between the 1970s and the 1990s. They belong to a group of work which won Kossoff international recognition, leading in 2000 to the unprecedented feat of three solo exhibitions held simultaneously at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.