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© Naomi Alexander. All rights reserved, DACS 2019 . Photo credit: Naomi Alexander

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This is a portrait of the artist's nephew, Gideon. He, his mother and the artist herself were all born in Newcastle, his grandmother having arrived in the city as a Jewish immigrant from Lithuania. Gideon is wearing a 'kippah', a skullcap often worn by male Jews as part of their religious tradition. Naomi Alexander bases much of her work on domestic scenes, memories and her cultural heritage.

Laing Art Gallery

Newcastle Upon Tyne




oil on panel


H 56 x W 56 cm

Accession number

TWCMS : 2009.1672

Acquisition method

presented by Joan Hurst through the Art Fund, 2009

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