with The Robert Devereux Collection of Post-War British Art
Chichester, Otter Gallery, Ingram Loan Exhibition, March – April 2012;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Colourful Lives of Artists, 30 April – 30 June 2013;
London, The Sammy Ofer Centre, London Business School, London|Forward Facing, 26 September 2017 – 18 July 2018;
London, Dellasposa Gallery, Tales from the Colony Rooms: Art and Bohemia, 15 September – 13 December 2020
This self-portrait shows the artist’s reflection in a mirror together with a reflection of Matisse’s Portrait of Greta Prozor, 1916 which belongs to the Musée National d’Art Modern Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris which is extensively reproduced. At the time of painting this self-portrait R.B. Kitaj was in his fifties, and held in deep regard. The portrait came at a time when he was increasingly returning to figurative drawing, attempting to convey ‘the delineation of the face and fortunes and torments of us all’.