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Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) 

The son of Jewish emigrés, Robert Oscar Lenkiewicz was born in London in 1941. He grew up in the Hotel Shem-tov in Cricklewood, his parents' hostel for mainly elderly, displaced Jews, many of them survivors of the Holocaust. Throughout his life, his two passions were painting and philosophy. He studied at St Martin’s College of Art and Design and then the Royal Academy Schools. Following a spell working in inner city London schools and a year in Cornwall, he moved to Plymouth, where he settled.
His major work consisted of a series of twenty themed projects, the paintings being accompanied by pages of notes by both the artist and his sitters. His aim with all these projects was to present information on ‘issues that were common to pretty well all people’.

For further information, visit the website set up in his memory: www.lenkiewicz.org