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Versatile and durable artist and designer, who created vibrantly colourful paintings, born in Warsaw, Poland. He studied there and in Paris and worked as a cartoonist and scenic designer for the Jewish Theatre, Warsaw. Served in the Polish Army during World War II, in 1940 being imprisoned by the Russians. After the war went to Rome, in 1946 moving to England. In London’s East End he established a tailoring business specialising in children’s clothing, moved to Ilford in 1956 and resumed painting in 1962, producing over 1,600 paintings, drawings, cartoons and sketches. There were important exhibitions of his work at the Ben Uri Art Society, 1984, and The Sternberg Centre for Judaism, 1997.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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