26.03.2015
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Ben Uri Gallery - The London Jewish Museum of Art

Address:

108a Boundary Road, St John’s Wood, NW8 0RH

Phone:

020-7604 3991

Website:

www.benuri.org.uk

Opening times:

Mon 13:00–17:30, Tue-Fri 10:00–17:30, Sat-Sun 11:00–17:00

Entry fee:

Free

How to get there:

Tube St John’s Wood/Kilburn Park

Founded in 1915 by Leon Berson, a young Russian-born Jewish artist, with the aim ‘to form a permanent collection of works by Jewish artists that would enrich and ennoble the Jewish population’, the Ben Uri Gallery has a collection of around 1,000 works by over 200 British and European Jewish artists, mainly of the 19th and 20th centuries. They include works by Frank Auerbach, Jacob Epstein, Leon Kossoff and R.B. Kitaj; a self-portrait by Max Liebermann, Solomon J. Solomon’s Micha Elman Playing the Violin (1912), David Bomberg’s At the Window (1919) and Mark Gertler’s Rabbi and Rabbitzin (1914). Gertler was the model for one of the characters in D.H. Lawrence’s Women in Love. Always sensitive, he committed suicide after an unsuccessful exhibition in 1939.

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