Monday, 22 March 2010, 12:00AM
Museum of London

Feliks Topolski: Eye witness to the 20th Century

Daniel Topolski

Between 1975 and 1989, the Polish-born expressionist artist, Feliks Topolski, worked on a 600ft mural in the railway arches in Waterloo. This masterpiece came to depict the 20th Century as he saw it, featuring the important events and people that forged the modern world that we now live in.

Topolski was born in Poland in 1907 and came to London from France in 1935. He soon established himself in the intellectual life of London and eagerly took up a position as an official war artist during WWII. In 1947 he gained his British Citizenship and he went on to make portraits of the likes of H.G. Wells, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, and Harold Macmillan. His 600ft mural in the railway arches of Waterloo is now open to the public as the Topolski Century gallery.

Daniel Topolski is a writer and broadcaster, and Trustee of the Topolski Century.

This is a part of the London Through the Eyes of Foreign Artists Mondays at One lecture series.
    Foreign Artists in Sixteenth Century London
    Canaletto: Grand Designs
    Monet: The River of Dreams

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22 March 2010

Feliks Topolski: Eye witness to the 20th Century
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