Landscape Through Trees

Gross, Anthony, CBE

A distinguished artist who recorded the scenes of battle during the Second World War. Born in Dulwich,  the son of the Hungarian cartographer Alexander Gross, Anthony Gross was educated at Repton School. He went on to study art at the Slade School and the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London and later studied engraving at the Académie Julian in Paris. During the 1930s Gross spent some time working in France and he exhibited in French galleries before bringing his wife and children to England in 1940. From 1941-45 he worked as an Official War Artist, attached to the Army with the rank of captain. He was present at a number of battle fronts and in 1945 had a one-man exhibition of his wartime drawings and paintings at the National Gallery. From 1948-54 Gross taught life-drawing at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, after which he became Head of Printing at the Slade School of Fine Arts. In 1981 Anthony Gross became a Senior Academician at the Royal Academy of Arts and he received a CBE in 1982. Landscape Through Trees, dated 1968, was bought by the LACF in 1973.


Oil on canvas

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