Thomas Esmond Lowinsky (Biographical details)

Thomas Esmond Lowinsky (painter/draughtsman; British; Male; 1892 - 1947)

Also known as

Lowinsky, Thomas Esmond; Lowinsky, Thomas Martin Francis Esmond

Biography

Painter of portraits and fantasy scenes, book illustrator, designer of papers, textiles and collector.
Born in India, of Hungarian and South African descent. In England - was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Oxford. Studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, 1912-14. During WWI, served in France. Between the wars lived at Garsington Manor and Aldbourne. First solo exhibition, Leicester Galleries, 1924. Member of the New English Art Club, 1926-42. Founder member of the Double Crown Club. Illustrated Edith Sitwell's 'Elegy on Dead Fashion' and other books. Also collected British drawings. After his death exhibitions were held at Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, 1981 and Tate Gallery, 1990. His work is held in the Tate Gallery, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Bibliography

Lugt 2420a
Colin Myers: 'The Book Decorations of Thomas Lewinsky', Incline Press, 2001