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Original oil on paper 'the balcony scene R and J'by Doreen Heaton Potworowski 1930-2014. Initialled and dated 75
REF: 2311 / LA311658
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Doreen Heaton Potworowska 1930-2014 Doreen was born in 1930 and after leaving school studied art at the Corsham Academy in Bath. At that time the Academy was at the forefront of modern thinking in terms of art education and trends. When she arrived there as a new student, the teaching staff included young artists including, Peter Lanyon, Kenneth Armitage, Henry Cliffe and a slightly more elderly Peter Potworowski. Peter Potworowski (1889-1962) was a Polish émigré who had escaped from Poland in 1943 after the German invasion. Peter arrived in Britain in 1943 and in 1952 became Professor of Painting at Corsham. He was an extremely worldly wise man with a great experience of life, having fought in Russia in 1919 and worked with Bonnard and Picasso in the 1920’s. He was an established painter with an international reputation. Within a few months of arriving at Corsham, Doreen had taken on the role of Peter’s assistant and they fell in love. Contemporaries have described the relationship as an immediate me
21st Century Gallery has clarified that the Original oil on paper 'the balcony scene R and J'by Doreen Heaton Potworowski 1930-2014. Initialled and dated 75 (LA311658) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1975
The painting is in good condition
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