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Henry Inlander

(1925-1983), Painter

Sitter in 1 portrait

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Charles Bieber

17 May 2018, 17:46

I went to football with Henry Inlander in the late 50's or early 60's, when I was still a teenager. I had no idea he was a distinguished artist, but his father, an Austrian refugee lived nearby in modest circumstances in Greencroft Gardens, near Finchley Road Station and he was a friend of my father's who was a refugee from Germany. His father, I understood, was a night club comedian in pre war Austria and was always telling us jokes. He followed Charlton Athletic and we used to go to football matches at Charlton, myself, Henry, my father and his father. Henry Inlander must have been in his early/mid thirties when I met him. He was a nice , modest man always engaged me in conversation and I subsequently heard about his problems from my Dad who was keen on Art . It was an auction catalogue of his paintings which I recently discovered amongst my late fathers' files, that prompted me to search for more information.

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