Industrial Landscape

Kramer, Jacob

Leeds Art Fund was delighted to help with the recent purchase of this important Kramer drawing.

Though Leeds Art Gallery already has a strong collection of Jacob Kramer works this new acquisition is a significant addition – both to the collection and to the knowledge of Kramer’s personal history, as he so rarely made landscapes.

Drawn in 1914, this bleak view of a northern town seems to signify the industrial power needed to equip modern warfare whilst at the same time foreseeing the waste of life the war would bring.

This drawing begins to place Kramer within the landscape tradition, something that his practice had not previously been associated with.

Drawing

Kramer

Other pieces in our collection

Inner Sea

Lewty, Simon

Pencil, crayon, watercolour, ink, on paper

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