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Feliks Topolski: Eye-witness to the 20th Century

Polish-born Topolski and his 600ft mural depicting the 20th century in the railway arches of Waterloo.

Between 1975 and 1989, the Polish-born expressionist artist, Feliks Topolski, worked on a 600ft mural in the railway arches in Waterloo. This masterpiece came to depict the 20th Century as he saw it, featuring the important events and people that forged the modern world that we now live in.
Topolski was born in 1907 and came to London from France in 1935. He soon established himself in the intellectual life of London and eagerly took up a position as an official war artist during WWII. In 1947 he gained his British Citizenship and he went on to make portraits of the likes of H.G. Wells, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, and Harold Macmillan. His 600ft mural in the railway arches of Waterloo is now open to the public as the Topolski Century gallery.

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Date and Time:

22 March 2010 at 1:00 pm


1 hour



The Museum of London
London Wall

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Gresham College
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