I will start with Jacob Kramer's biography, in doing so we may find the connection between him and the other artists.
Jacob Kramer was born in Ukraine to artistic Jewish parents. A painter and lithographer, he immigrated to Leeds with his family in 1900.
He was awarded a scholarships to Leeds School of Art. He associated with Herbert Read and the progressive Leeds Arts Club, and was influenced by expressionism, particularly the work of Kandinsky.
Encouraged by his patron Michael Sadler, Vice-Chancellor of Leeds University, and funded by the Jewish Education Aid Society, he attended the Slade school of art from 1913–14.
His London circle included David Bomberg, Jacob Epstein, Mark Gertler, CRW Nevinson, ***** ***** (whose sister, Sarah, he later married) and Edward Wadsworth.
Bomberg and Epstein included his work in the 'Jewish Section' of the 1914 Whitechapel Gallery exhibition Twentieth Century Art: A Review of Modern Movements.
He exhibited with the Allied Artists’ Association, New English Art Club and Glasgow Society of Painters and Sculptors. In 1915 he showed with the Vorticists, and Wyndham Lewis included his work in Blast.
His postwar career dissipated; returning to Leeds in the 1920s, he developed a local reputation as a portraitist. Leeds City Art Gallery hosted a retrospective in 1960.
Jacob Kramer died in 1962.
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His portraits tend to bring the highest values. What is the subject of your painting? What is the size?