THE Fine Art Society in London is to present a major retrospective exhibition of British painter, Gluck (1895-1978). Born into the wealthy family of Joseph Gluckstein, co-founder of the catering empire J. Lyons and Co., Hannah Gluckstein was one of the most mercurial and rebellious artists of her day. By the age of 23, she had begun to call herself Gluck (“no prefix, suffix, or quotes”), had adopted men’s clothing, cropped her hair, and smoked a pipe. After a twenty-year hiatus from painting, in 1973 Gluck marched into the Fine Art Society and demanded another solo show. The gallery decided to oblige. This was to be her last exhibition before her death in 1978.
The Fine Art Society, Bond St, London until February 28.
Bank Holiday Monday,
Gluck in her studio
Medallion, a self-portrait with her solicalite lover Nesta Obermer