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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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H.G. Wells, by Feliks Topolski - NPG 6324

H.G. Wells

by Feliks Topolski
oil on canvas, 1943
On display in Room 27 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6324

Graham Greene, by Feliks Topolski - NPG 5864

Graham Greene

by Feliks Topolski
pencil, circa 1950-1955
NPG 5864

Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton, by Feliks Topolski - NPG 6329

Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton

by Feliks Topolski
ink and wash, 1950-1955
NPG 6329

Aneurin Bevan, by Feliks Topolski - NPG 6325

Aneurin Bevan

by Feliks Topolski
charcoal, circa 1954
NPG 6325

E.M. Forster, by Feliks Topolski - NPG 6326

E.M. Forster

by Feliks Topolski
pen and ink, circa 1960
NPG 6326

Gilbert Harding, by Feliks Topolski - NPG 6328

Gilbert Harding

by Feliks Topolski
pencil, circa 1960
NPG 6328

Evelyn Waugh, by Feliks Topolski - NPG 6330

Evelyn Waugh

by Feliks Topolski
pencil, circa 1960
NPG 6330

Sir Arnold Wesker, by Feliks Topolski - NPG 5863

Sir Arnold Wesker

by Feliks Topolski
charcoal, 1961
NPG 5863

George Alfred Brown, Baron George-Brown, by Feliks Topolski - NPG 6327

George Alfred Brown, Baron George-Brown

by Feliks Topolski
charcoal and crayon, 1963
NPG 6327

Pandit Ram Gopal, by Feliks Topolski - NPG 6812

Pandit Ram Gopal

by Feliks Topolski
watercolour, gouache and silkscreen on paper, circa 1972
On display in Room 28 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6812

Willis Jackson, Baron Jackson of Burnley, by Feliks Topolski - NPG D42722

Willis Jackson, Baron Jackson of Burnley

by Feliks Topolski
photographic print of a lithograph, late 1960s
NPG D42722

Feliks Topolski, by Feliks Topolski - NPG D7219

Feliks Topolski

by Feliks Topolski
silkscreen print, 1988 or before
NPG D7219

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