Born Klintsy, Russia
Died Leeds, England
Object type drawing
Medium charcoal and pastel on paper
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.