Ben Uri collection

Portrait of Alfred Wolmark

Artist information

Name Max Sokol (1895-1973)

Born Warsaw, Poland

Died London, England

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Painter and sculptor Max Sokol was born in Germany in 1895. Forced to flee during the Nazi era, he immigrated to Britain, where he settled in North West London – ‘Finchleystrasse’ and became a member of the Free German League of Culture (Freier Deutscher Kulturbund, FDKB), founded in 1939 at the Downshire Hill home of fellow émigré Fred Uhlman, and headed by Oskar Kokoschka. Sokol exhibited a bronze ‘Reclining Nude’ in the exhibition of 20th Century German Art, held 7-31 July 1938 at New Burlington Galleries, 5 Burlington Gardens, W1. His work was also included in the 1943 ‘Artists Aid Jewry’ exhibition held at the Whitechapel Art Gallery.

Object Details

Object type sculpture

Medium wood

Materials and techniques wood (medium)

Dimensions 48 x 20 x 25 cm

Signed bottom right: M Sokol

Acquisition purchased 1939

Accession number 1987-378

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

1956 Tercentenary Exhibition of Contemporary Anglo-Jewish Artists

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