Ben Uri collection

Shouting Man

Artist information

Name Jacob Kramer (1892-1962)

Born Klintsy, Russia

Died Leeds, England

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Object Details

Date 1915

Object type drawing

Medium charcoal and pastel on paper

Materials and techniques charcoal (medium) paper (support)

Unframed 45.7 x 38.1 cm

Signed and dated

Acquisition presented by the Silver family

Accession number 2007-7

Display status not on display

Following his earlier training at the Leeds School of Art, Jacob Kramer spent a year at the Slade School of Fine Art (1913-14), assisted by the Jewish Education Aid Society (JEAS), upon the recommendation of Art committee member, painter Solomon J Solomon. Although he destroyed most of his Slade work, Rachel Dickson has observed that 'the broader influence of this year was significant - [...] reinforcing the principles of rigorous classical draughtsmanship and a move towards simplification', as exemplified in works including 'Shouting Man'.


Rachel Dickson, 'Jacob Kramer - the Hare', in 'Willam Roberts / Jacob Kramer: The Tortoise & the Hare' (London: Ben Uri Gallery, 2003), pp. 19-34.

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