"Medallion," by Gluck (August 13, 1895 - January 10, 1978), depicts the artist (right) and their lover, Nesta Obermer, 1937. Born into a wealthy British family as Hannah Gluckstein, Gluck rose to prominence in the 1920s and 1930s for portraits and floral prints. From the start of Gluck's career, they insisted on being referred to only as Gluck--"no prefix, suffix, or quotes"--and they resigned from an artists' cooperative that identified the artist as "Miss Gluck." Gluck showed their work only at solo exhibitions, refusing to identify with other artists, particular schools of art, or artistic movements. Gluck is best known for "Medallion" (1937) (pictured), a dual portrait with Nesta Obermer. According to biographer Diana Souhami, the artist was inspired after they attended a production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" with Obermer: "...they sat in the third row and [Gluck] felt the intensity of the music fused them into one person and matched their love." "Medallion" later was used as the cover of a popular edition of Radclyffe Hall's "The Well of Loneliness." In the 1950s, fueled by dissatisfaction with the quality of available artist's paints, Gluck started a decades-long campaign to increase quality that led ultimately to the British Standards Institution adopting a new standard for oil paints. Gluck died on January 10, 1978, at the age of eighty-two. #lgbthistory #lgbtherstory #lgbttheirstory #lgbtpride #QueerHistoryMatters #HavePrideInHistory #Gluck
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  • lgbt_history"Medallion," by Gluck (August 13, 1895 - January 10, 1978), depicts the artist (right) and their lover, Nesta Obermer, 1937. Born into a wealthy British family as Hannah Gluckstein, Gluck rose to prominence in the 1920s and 1930s for portraits and floral prints. From the start of Gluck's career, they insisted on being referred to only as Gluck--"no prefix, suffix, or quotes"--and they resigned from an artists' cooperative that identified the artist as "Miss Gluck." Gluck showed their work only at solo exhibitions, refusing to identify with other artists, particular schools of art, or artistic movements. Gluck is best known for "Medallion" (1937) (pictured), a dual portrait with Nesta Obermer. According to biographer Diana Souhami, the artist was inspired after they attended a production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" with Obermer: "...they sat in the third row and [Gluck] felt the intensity of the music fused them into one person and matched their love." "Medallion" later was used as the cover of a popular edition of Radclyffe Hall's "The Well of Loneliness." In the 1950s, fueled by dissatisfaction with the quality of available artist's paints, Gluck started a decades-long campaign to increase quality that led ultimately to the British Standards Institution adopting a new standard for oil paints. Gluck died on January 10, 1978, at the age of eighty-two. #lgbthistory #lgbtherstory #lgbttheirstory #lgbtpride #QueerHistoryMatters #HavePrideInHistory #Gluck

  • harrowingHave loved this images for always 💛
  • anitacocktail2Beautiful ❤️
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  • blackwalnutcollective@izzy______ ❤️
  • chiaroscurokid@itsniamhagain @thehobsonion
  • itsniamhagain@chiaroscurokid 😯😍
  • mechrissmithGorgeous!🌸❤
  • j_r0bertsGreat and inspirational post 😀😀Not to be that guy (or that androgenous queer bitch in my case) but shouldn't you refer to gluck as "they" rather than "her"
  • lgbt_history@j_r0berts we used the feminine pronoun because we saw no evidence that Gluck identified as anything other than female (Gluck would not have been alone in an aversion to "Miss"), though we weren't entirely confident. We realize now that, where we're not entirely confident, we should err on the side of neutrality. So, you're right, duly noted, and thank you.
  • timmccarronSo interesting @ran_handle
  • ran_handleSuper cool @timmccarron
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