Clara Klinghoffer (1900-1970):
The Girl with Flowers, 1920
Framed (ref: 78)
Signed and dated Oct 1920
Oil on canvas, 42 x 24 in. (106.6 x 61 cm.)
Provenance: acquired directly from the artist's son
Exhibited: Goupil Gallery Salon, November 1920
Literature: Daily Express, 9 November, 1920
This key early work by Klinghoffer was painted during her last year at the Slade. The model was a customer of the Klinghoffer family's dressmaking shop.
Exhibited at the Goupil Gallery Salon in 1920 alongside works by Augustus John, Laura Knight, Glyn Philpot, Matisse and Lucien Pissarro, The Girl with Flowers was singled out for praise and Klinghoffer declared to be the new 'girl genius of the Slade' (Daily Express, 9 November, 1920).