Painter of colourful, extravert works, maiden name Hazel Guggenheim, who showed under her married name of Hazel King-Farlow, later after remarriage as Hazel McKinley. Studied at Euston Road School in 1938, having had a solo exhibition in 1937 at Cooling Galleries, also exhibiting at SWA and at Goupil and Redfern Galleries. From 1939 lived in America, although she was in Paris in the 1950s and showed again in England in the 1960s. American exhibitions included Harry Salpeter Gallery, New York, 1947. English collections holding examples include Leeds and Manchester City Art Galleries and Ferens Art Gallery, Hull. Notable American collectors included Colorado Springs Fine Arts Centre Collection, The Staude Collection in Hollywood, Greer Garson and Mrs Benny Goodman.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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