The art of Leon Kossoff will be on view at L.A. Louver from January 26, 2022 through March 26, 2022, as part of a touring exhibition. CLICK HERE to enter an online viewing room of the exhibition. 

Leon Kossoff / Demolition of YMCA Building No. 2, Spring, 1971 / oil on board / 48 1/2 x 72 1/2 in. (123.2 x 184.2 cm)

Annely Juda Fine Art, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, and L.A. Louver are delighted to announce “Leon Kossoff: A Life in Painting,” a major touring retrospective of paintings by seminal British artist Leon Kossoff (1926 – 2019) that will open in London in September 2021 and travel to New York and Los Angeles in early 2022. 

Comprising 58 works, this touring show will be the first posthumous and largest exhibition of Kossoff’s paintings in a commercial setting to date, and coincides with the publication of Leon Kossoff: Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings to be released in September 2021 by Modern Art Press. The exhibition is curated by Andrea Rose, former Director of Visual Arts at the British Council and editor of the catalogue raisonné. Leon Kossoff: A Life in Painting will be the third collaborative exhibition of works by Leon Kossoff organized in partnership between Annely Juda Fine Art (London), Mitchell-Innes & Nash (New York) and L.A. Louver (Venice, CA). Previous traveling exhibitions co-presentedby the three galleries include Leon Kossoff: 

Recent Works 1999 – 2010 (2010-2011) and Leon Kossoff: London Landscapes (2013-2014). Leon Kossoff is recognized as one of the world’s greatest Post-War figurative painters with an appreciation of life’s everyday activities, finding poignancy and beauty in seemingly mundane urban settings. Born to a family of Jewish immigrants from Ukraine in Central London, his childhood was centered in his working class experiences helping with his father’s bakery, and then serving in the British military in the 1940s. Following his return to London, Kossoff attended St. Martin’s School of Art, though he supplemented his studies attending David Bomberg’s classes at Borough Polytechnic, where he was instructed to focus on experiences rather than just appearances

On view: January 26, 2022 – March 26, 2022; Hours 10am-6pm – appointments requested

What: “Leon Kossoff: A Life in Painting”
Where: L.A. Louver, 45 N Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

When: January 26, 2022 through March 26, 2022, 10am-6pm