Elena Gaussen

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Elena Gaussen (previously known as Elena Gaussen-Marks) is a London-based portrait painter.[1] She was divorced from screenwriter and cryptographer Leo Marks in 2000.[2] Gaussen produces portraits and landscapes in a variety of media[1] including pencil sketches. She painted a portrait of Helene Hanff during Hanff's 1971 visit to London, as documented in Hanff's 1973 book The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street.[3] Gaussen's Portrait of the Artist was included in the 1992 Annual Exhibition by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.[4] Gaussen illustrated a 1999 book release of Marks's famous poem The Life That I Have.[5]


  1. ^ a b Elena Gaussen, accessed 11 December 2009
  2. ^ van der Vat, Dan Leo Marks, guardian.co.uk, 2 February 2001, accessed 11 December 2009
  3. ^ ISBN 1-55921-144-X
  4. ^ 1992 exhibition catalogue, p19 (p18 in this version)
  5. ^ ISBN 0-285-63532-8