Fri, October 13, 2006 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea rooms, HRC 3.206
Members and friends of British Studies will have seen the Feliks Topolski paintings of Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, and many others in the Tom Lea Rooms and elsewhere in the Harry Ransom Center. Born in Poland in 1907, Topolski studied at the Warsaw Academy of Art and settled in England in 1935. An artist with the interests and powers of a reporter, an anthropologist, and a historian, he captured events from Indian independence to the Vietnam War. His work is at once satirical, affectionate,Daniel Topolski, who often traveled with his father, will talk about the artist's life and work, and the current exhibition at the HRC. His BBC radio series, 'Topolski's Travels', won the 1993 Travelex Radio Award. At the 2000 Sydney Olympics and 2004 Athens Olympics, he served as the BBC's commentator for rowing events.