Liss Llewellyn Fine Art - 20th Century British Art

Anna Zinkeisen (1901-1976)   BIOGRAPHY

All the Colours of the Rainbow, circa 1930
Framed (ref: 179)
Oil, en grisaille, 16 x 20 in. (40.5 x 50.8 cm.)


Provenance: ICI Corporate Collection until 2002 (commissioned from the artist by ICI 1930)

This self-portrait, painted in whites and greys, depicts the artist seated as a muse at work. A self-portrait of 1925, exhibited at the Royal Academy, was awarded a Silver Medal. A later self-portrait, dating from 1944, is in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG 5884).

Anna Zinkeisen (1901-1976)

Portrait, figure, landscape and mural painter, born in Kilereggan, Dunbartonshire. Her sister was the artist Doris Zinkeisen. Studied at Royal Academy Schools, where she won several medals. She went on to exhibit widely, including at the RA, RBA, RHA, ROI, SWA, RSA, Redfern Gallery and abroad. She completed murals on the liner Queen Mary. Zinkeisen's pictures are forthrightly realistic. She was a fine portrait painter, as evidenced by her self-portrait in the National Portrait Gallery. The Imperial War Museum, City Art Gallery in Bradford, Nottingham City Museum and Art Gallery and collections abroad hold her work.

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