Ben Uri collection

Portrait of A. Cherne

Artist information

Name Abraham Lozoff (1887-1936)

Other name Abrasha

Born Siberia, Russia

Died London, England

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The date of Russian-Canadian Jewish sculptor Abrasha (Abraham) Lozoff's immigration to England is unknown, but is likely to have been sometime in the 1920s. He had previously trained under the French sculptor Bourdelle. In his decade in England, he exhibited once only with the London Group (as a non-member) at their summer exhibition in June 1926 and by the late 1920s he had a studio in London's Ladbroke Grove on the former site of the Mercury Theatre, where he worked in a variety of materials including plaster, wood, metal, stone and - at the time of his death - jade. His sculpture was also shown at the Royal Academy in 1934 and on a number of ocassions at Ben Uri, where an exhibition of 'Wood Carvings by Abraham Lozoff' was shown alongside 'Paintings & Sculpture from the Permanent Collection' at the Ben Uri Gallery, Portman Street in October 1950. He is also represented by a work in the Tate collection, 'Venus and Adonis' (c. 1925-30). In an obituary in the 'Jewish Chronicle', Louis Snowman called him 'one of our ablest sculptors, an artist with more than a touch of genius and of the greatest potentialities' (4 September 1936).

Object Details

Object type sculpture

Medium plaster

Materials and techniques plaster (medium)

Dimensions 51 x 49 x 30 cm

Acquisition gift

Accession number 1987-260

Display status not on display

Selected exhibition history

1945 Exhibition of Paintings by A.A Wolmark (Konstam Collection), Dobrinsky Paris, and a selection of work from the Ben Uri Collection

1946 Ben Uri Collection of Paintings, Sculpture & Drawings

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