The Polish artist born in Birmingham was a prominent figure in the Modern British art scene both as a founding member of the London group and the Borough Group.
As a student he studied under Walther Sickert at Westminster College and worked for Roger Fry’s Omega Workshop before his work caught the eye of Wyndham Lewis who invited him into the realm of the Vorticists’. After the First World War his work veered back towards the figurative, he was a keen traveller, producing the majority of his work outside the UK. In the 1940s he went on to teach the next generation of artists including Kossoff and Auerbach at Borough Polytechnic that would lead to the creation of the Borough Group.
Works on paper from his grand-daughter’s estate and are shown alongside works from private collections.