Artist biography

Aleksander ZYW b. 1905

Landscape and figure painter. Born 29 August 1905 at Lida, Poland. Studied at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts 1926–32. Travelled in Dalmatia, Greece and Italy 1933. Lived and worked in Paris 1934–9. Served with Polish Army 1939–45, and came to Britain 1940. First one-man show at the Art Institute, Warsaw, 1936, followed by one-man shows at the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 1945, and the London Gallery 1948. Retrospective exhibition at the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 1957. Lives and works in Edinburgh.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II