• Ethel Léontine Gabain, Woman of the Week
    Portrait of Ethel Gabain, 1913, by John Copley, courtesy the estates of John Copley and Ethel Gabain 2020


    Ethel Léontine Gabain

    Woman of the Week

    Ethel Léontine Gabain was born in Le Havre, France, in 1883, to a French father and a Scottish mother. She moved to England at the age of 14, studying at the Slade and Central School of Arts & Crafts, in London, and Raphaël Collin’s Studio in Paris. After training and exhibiting as a lithographer. Gabain turned to portraiture. She worked for the War Artists’ Advisory Committee in the Second World War.


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  • Авигдор Ариха
    Image: Stanley Batkin

    Авигдор Ариха

    1929 - 2010

    Painter, draughtsman, printmaker, designer, and writer on art, Avigdor Arikha was an extraordinary artist, who was primarily associated with the abstract, gestural style known as Art Informel. Between 1965 and 1973 he concentrated on drawing and etching. Many of his best-known works are his portraits of his close friend the writer Samuel Beckett.