Gluck, 1895-1978 The Devil’s Altar, 1932

Hannah Gluck, The Devil's Altar, 1932
Hannah Gluck, The Devil’s Altar, 1932

Once Hannah Gluckstein gained independence from her wealthy family, she began to dress exclusively in men’s clothes and shortened her name to Gluck. In the 1920s she was encouraged by her lover, society florist Constance Spry, to wear fashionable suits designed by Victor Stribel and Elsa Schiaparelli. Gluck became known for her paintings of floral arrangements and her lesbian contemporaries during the 1920s and 1930s. She lived at Steyning, Sussex with her partner Edith Shackleton Heald from 1944 until her death.