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Feliks Topolski (1907-1989), Artist

Sitter in 15 portraits
Artist of 12 portraits
Artist and stage designer. Born in Poland, Topolski studied at the Warsaw Academy of Art (1927-32) before moving to London in 1935. His graphic style made his work well suited to use as illustrations, and during the Second World War his reputation in Britain as a gifted draughtsman saw him appointed as an official war artist. Topolski painted a mural for the Festival of Britain in 1951. His paintings include The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and twenty portraits of literary figures (1961-2). In 1975 he began his vast panorama Memoir of the Century, a mural under the arches of Hungerford Bridge, London, where he had his postwar studio.

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x68269

Feliks Topolski

by (Edward) Russell Westwood
cibachrome print from original transparency, 1950s
NPG x68269

x135000

Feliks Topolski

by Walter Hanlon
modern bromide print from an original negative, 1954
NPG x135000

x125109

Feliks Topolski

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x125109

x166110

Feliks Topolski

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 2 May 1968
NPG x166110

x166111

Feliks Topolski

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 2 May 1968
NPG x166111

x128479

Feliks Topolski

by Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield
archival inkjet print, February 1969
NPG x128479

x126190

Feliks Topolski

by Bob Collins
modern bromide print from original 35mm negative, 1971
NPG x126190

x136774

Feliks Topolski

by Bob Collins
bromide print, 1971
NPG x136774

x136775

Feliks Topolski

by Bob Collins
bromide print, 1971
NPG x136775

x133025

Dan Topolski; Feliks Topolski

by Angela Gorgas
modern bromide print from original negative, 1977
NPG x133025

x17996

Feliks Topolski

by Keith Collie
cibachrome print, 1979
NPG x17996

x139627

Feliks Topolski

by United Press International
bromide press print, 1966
NPG x139627

x4037

Feliks Topolski

by Nicholas Elder
bromide print on card mount, July 1974
NPG x4037

D7219

Feliks Topolski

by Feliks Topolski
silkscreen print, 1988 or before
NPG D7219