with The Robert Devereux Collection of Post-War British Art
Chichester, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester, Ingram Loan Exhibition, March – April 2012;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Colourful Lives of Artists, 30 April – 30 June 2013
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’.