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Mark Gertler - E1

Mark Gertler - E1 Mark Gertler - E1

Erection date: 1975

Inscription

Mark Gertler, 1891 - 1939, painter, lived here.
Greater London Council

Site: Mark Gertler - E1 (2 memorials)

E1, Elder Street, 32

This is a lovely 18th century cobbled street in which the blue plaque is garishly anachronistically. The plaque was erected in 1975 when Spitalfields was not valued the way it is now. We would prefer one with more respect for its surroundings, such as Priestley's plaque in Highgate.

The pavement plaque is immediately below the blue plaque. Installed (or possibly re-installed) between Sept 2014 and Dec 2016.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Mark Gertler - E1

Subjects commemorated Information

Mark Gertler

Painter.  Born 16 Gun Street, Spitalfields. As a baby he returned with his fa...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Mark Gertler - E1

Created by Information

Greater London Council

Replaced the LCC. The GLC was abolished, some say, because Mrs Thatcher could...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Mark Gertler - E1

Also at this site Information

Bowler plaque - Merry-Go-Round

The image on the plaque is taken from Merry-Go-Round, Mark Gertler's 1916 pai...

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