Beirut Drawings 1944–1947 (Signed copy)
Signed by Stanislaw Frenkiel to potter William Newland
First edition, card covers. 24 × 19cm, 64pp.
A catalogue of 135 drawings (and illustrated with 54 of them) of Frenkiel's drawings from Beirut at the end of the Second World War and in is aftermath. Stanislaw Frenkiel was a Polish-born painter in the expressionist tradition. After brief service in the Polish army during World War Two, he was allowed to continue his art education at the Beirut Academy of Fine Art in Lebanon, where he documented Beirut in drawings of cafes, bazaars, beggars and prostitutes.
Also included are three other Frenkiel catalogues and leaflets: 1. Bloomsbury Galleries retrospective in 1983, 2. Erotomachia, advertising ten etchings, and 3. New Paintings at the Royal West of England Academy.
The Beirut catalogue is in good condition, some tanning to the edges but otherwise a sound copy. The Bloomsbury one has suffered water damage and is crinkled, he other tow are slightly creased but in good order.
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