Visit: Topolski Century at the studio of Feliks Topolski
Feliks Topolski was a Polish artist who, after travelling extensively
around Europe between 1933 and 1939, came to England during the Second World War
and became an official war artist. Throughout his long life, Topolski met
and drew many major figures of the last century and witnessed historic events
such as the Military Tribunal at Nuremburg and the Cultural Revolution in China.
He was also in Vietnam when the war there was escalating. In 1975 he began a
huge narrative painting, in his studio close to the Royal Festival Hall,
reflecting his life and the important events of the 20th century, which he
continued until just days before his death in 1989. This work has recently been
restored after a wide public appeal. His son, Daniel Topolski, will give a two
hour tour around his father's great work.
Hungerford Arches Studio