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Obituary of Jan Gordon 1944

Jan Gordon died age 61 at 48D, Clanricarde Gardens, Bayswater, London in February 1944.

Jack Bilbo wrote an obituary, "Salute to Jan Gordon", in the October 1944 issue of The Studio magazine.
I remember when he and Cora used to sit in my den on Saturday afternoons when the gallery was closed, when we exchanged travel experiences from Spain and Yugoslavia, from Mexico and Scandinavia, or talked about artists and paintings, how the four walls of my little room seemed to move away into far distances.

In this same issue (on the next page) Cora Gordon continued Jan's duties in writing the "London Commentary". ( )

A memorial exhibition of Jan Gordon's work was held at the Modern Art Gallery, Charles II Street, Haymarket, between April 14th and May 13th 1944.

Another obituary of Jan Gordon, published in the Glasgow Herald of February 4th 1944, observed that "Mr Gordon's many-sidedness had a touch of the Italian Renaissance." "He was trained as a mining engineer, but a Bohemian streak in him soon tempted him to Paris and the Quartier Latin."

Cora Gordon died on July 1st 1950.
Jack Bilbo's obituary of Jan Gordon. Author's collection. Jack Bilbo's obituary of Jan Gordon. Author's collection. Cora Gordon's London Commentary in the October 1944 issue of The Studio. Author's collection.
Gordon memorial exhibition. Books owned by Dr. W.D.A. Smith are ticked off. Gordon memorial exhibition Glasgow Herald obituary, February 4th 1944.