Tate   Shop Prints View all prints

Skip to content
close
CLOSE
Tate
Gertler: Merry-Go-Round (custom print)
  • Close
    Select which type of print you would like...
    • Close
      Select which size of print you would like...
      • Close
        If you would like a frame/wrap make your selection...
          Please review your print and then add to basket.
          Change the room settings
          View print in larger size

          Artwork details

          Merry-Go-Round, 1916
          Artist
          Mark Gertler
          Product code
          marger1501
          Artwork code
          t03846
          Artist code
          1156
          Original: Oil paint on canvas 189.2 x 142.2 cm

          Considered by many to be Gertlerís masterpiece, Merry-Go- Round encapsulates the artistís hatred of war and the tension created by his relationship with the painter Dora Carrington. It was also Gertlerís response, using a vibrant colour scheme, to his dissatisfaction with English Post- Impressionism, which he considered too refined and sweet for the times.

          Note: image shown is our best representation of how your print will look. See more info on Custom Prints

          Artist details

          Mark Gertler ( 1891 Ė 1939), born in Spitalfields, London, was a British painter of figure subjects, portraits and still-life. Brought up in severe poverty, Gertler's path into the world of painting began when he discovered WP Frithís Autobiography in a secondhand bookshop.

          He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art where he met and fell in love with the painter Dora Carrington, the subject of which became the inspiration for Gilbert Cannan's novel Mendel, and the characters of Loerke in D. H. Lawrence's Women in Loveand Gombauld in Aldous Huxley's Crome Yellow were based on him. Despite his connection with the Bloomsbury Group, Gertler had limited critical success in his lifetime. Following recurring ill health and the breakdown of his marriage, he took his own life in 1939.

          More by this artist

          You might also like

          Customer Service: +44 (0)20 7887 8869
          We accept Maestro, Visa, Mastercard, Delta and Solo
          Every purchase supports Tate