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(b Warsaw, 14 Aug. 1907; d London, 24 Aug. 1989). Polish-born painter and draughtsman who settled in England in 1935 and became a British subject in 1947. A versatile and prolific artist, he is perhaps best known for his large murals, notably the Coronation of Elizabeth II (30 × 1.2 m (100 × 4 ft) in Buckingham Palace (1958–60). He was an Official War Artist 1940–5, and his other work includes portraits and book illustrations.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)