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 Feliks Topolski

Feliks Topolski

Birth
Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
Death 24 Aug 1989 (aged 82)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 10633 · View Source
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Painter. Born in Warsaw, Poland, he studied at Warsaw Academy of Arts. In 1935, he traveled to the United Kingdom, and after the outbreak of the Second World War was appointed the official war artist of the Polish government in London in 1940. After the war, he was invited to India by Pandit Nehru. In 1947, he gained his British Citizenship. He painted murals for the Festival of Britain 1951 'Cavalcade of Commonwealth.' Further work included 20 caricature portraits of English writers for Texas University in 1961; most of which were soundly disliked by the subjects. His work also included murals, including one commissioned by the Duke of Edinburgh, contributions to BBC television, and theatrical sets. From 1975, much of his work was on a 600 foot long mural in the railway arches in Waterloo, depicting events and people of the 20th century. It is currently open to the public as the Topolski Century gallery. His autobiography 'Fourteen Letters' was published 1988. In 1989, he was elected a Royal Academician, he died that same year at age 82.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 10 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10633
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Feliks Topolski (14 Aug 1907–24 Aug 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10633, citing Highgate Cemetery (East), Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .