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FELIKS TOPOLSKI

FELIKS TOPOLSKI (1907 - 1989)

EnglandTOPOLSKI, Feliks; Painter; born 14 Aug. 1907; son of Edward Topolski (actor) and Stanislava Drutowska; married 1st, 1944, Marian Everall (marriage dissolved 1975: she died 1985): one son one daughter; 2nd, 1975. Caryl J. Stanley. Education: Mikolaj Rey School; Academy of Art, Warsaw; Officers Sch. of Artillery Reserve, Wlodzimierz Wolynski; self-tutoring in Italy, Paris.. Settled in England. 1935. Exhibited in London and provincial galleries, in Poland, USA, Canada, Eire, France, India, Australia, Italy, Argentine, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Israel, Germany, Brazil and Portugal; has contributed to numerous publications; to BBC television programmes; and designed theatrical settings and costumes; as War Artist (1940-45) pictured Battle of Britain, sea and air war, Russia, Middle East, India, Burma, China, Africa, Italy, Germany.

British subject since 1947. Painted the Cavalcade of Commonwealth (60 x 20) for Festival of Britain, 1951( later in Victoria Memorial Hall, Singapore, removed on Independence and returned to artist); four murals for Finsbury Borough Council,. 1952 (since erased); Coronation of Elizabeth II (100 x 4) for Buckingham Palace, 1958-60;: murals for Carlton Tower Hotel, London,. 1960: St Regis Hotel. New York, 1965: twenty portraits of English writers for University of Texas, 1961-62. ... mural-environment, Memoir of the Century (600 x 12 to 20), aided by GLC, 1975-
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