(b Warsaw, 14 Aug. 1907; d London, 24 Aug. 1989). Polish-born painter and draughtsman who settled in England in 1935 and became a British subject in 1947. A versatile and prolific artist, he is perhaps best known for his large murals, notably the Coronation of Elizabeth II (30 × 1.2 m (100 × 4 ft) in Buckingham Palace (1958–60). He was an Official War Artist 1940–5, and his other work includes portraits and book illustrations. His style is characterized by the use of vigorous swirling line.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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