Professor Binfield's lecture on P A de Laszlo (1869 - 1937)
Lecture | Quaker Meeting House
Thursday 16 November 2017 - 19:00 until 20:30
Phillip Alexius de Laszlo de Lombos exemplified social mobility. He was the son of a Hungarian tailor, but he married a Guinness and became "one of the most successful portrait painters in terms of satisfied eminence.....the world has ever known" Those are the words of an admiring biographer celebrating the centenary of his hero's birth. Laszlo settled in London in 1907, became a British subject in 1914, was interned in 1917, but exonerated in 1919, bouncing back to be hailed as Sargent's natural heir. His sitters included The Pope, Queen Marie of Romania, Mussolini, the Duchess of Portland and Lord Curzon.
This event has been organised by the South Yorkshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.