Sale FS18; Lot: 0397: Donald McIntyre [1923-2009] - Road to the Shore signed bottom right D McIntyre oil on board 51 x 61cm.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0397
Estimate: £2,000-£3,000
Realised: £5,600
Donald McIntyre [1923-2009] - Road to the Shore signed bottom right D McIntyre oil on board 51 x 61cm.

Sale FS18; Lot: 0419: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Anna at the Compton Studio signed twice and inscribed with title on the reverse further inscribed 'Non Project Piece' and marked with a yellow triangle oil on canvas 48.5 x 23cm.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0419
Estimate: £5,000-£7,000
Realised: £5,000
Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Anna at the Compton Studio signed twice and inscribed with title on the reverse further inscribed 'Non Project Piece' and marked with a yellow triangle ...

Sale FS11; Lot: 0709: An imposing Victorian burr walnut veneered library bookcase. A gift from HM Queen Mary to the Officers Association.

Sale: FS11 (13 Jul 2011)
Auction Lot: 0709
Estimate: £5,000-£7,000
Realised: £5,700
An imposing Victorian burr walnut veneered library bookcase. A gift from HM Queen Mary to the Officers Association.

Robert Oscar Lenkiewicz (1941-2002)

Biography of the painter Robert Oscar Lenkiewicz (1941-2002)

Born in London in 1941, Robert Lenkiewicz was the son of Jewish refugees and spent his childhood in his parent's hotel in Cricklewood. The hotel was largely inhabited by refugees and survivors of the concentration camps.

From an early age, Lenkiewicz painted with great confidence on a large scale and was inspired by seeing Charles Laughtons' portrayal of Rembrandt in Korda's film and the equestrian paintings of George Stubbs. Early subjects were portraits of the hotel residents and horses.

At 16, he was accepted into St Martin's College of Art and Design and later attended The Royal Academy but his energy and passion was always generated by the freedom of working independently.

Having established a studio by 1964, which he threw open to all comers and anyone who needed a roof, the result was a steady and growing stream of colourful characters from the fringes of society: homeless, addicts, mentally ill and criminals all gathered and Lenkiewicz was soon forced to leave.

Lenkiewicz moved to a remote cottage near Lanreath in Cornwall, earned money by teaching and was offered studio space in Plymouth. The new home and studio of Lenkiewicz soon became a popular magnet for the vagrants and street alcoholics of the City and these characters became the subjects of many paintings of the period.

Throughout his life Lenkiewicz worked on a number of themed Projects based around 'sociological enquires examining human physiology in a state of crisis' and these Projects now include some of the most extraordinary paintings, interpretations and ideas.

Forthright, honest and challenging examinations of contemporary perceptions and attitudes towards subjects like Death, Handicap, Sexual Behaviour, Suicide and Addiction have produced many quite exceptional images.

Our work alongside the Executor of the estate of Robert Lenkiewicz has helped to make us the leading Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers for this charismatic painter.

Instructed to conduct two huge studio sales, we have handled thousands of paintings, drawings and unusual artefacts from the Lenkiewicz studios and we will continue to be in the forefront of the market for Lenkiewicz.

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Lot FS22/354: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - The Painter with Karen

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - The Painter with Karen - signed twice on the reverse and inscribed Painter with Women Observation son the Theme of the Double Project 18 Aristotle & Phyllis, oil on canvas 191 x 90cm.

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

For Sale by Auction on 29th April 2014

Lot FS22/357: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - The Painter with Lisa

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - The Painter with Lisa - signed on the reverse and inscribed the Painter with Women Observations on the Theme of the Double St Anthony Theme Project 18 oil on canvas 99 x 89cm.

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

For Sale by Auction on 29th April 2014

Lot FS22/351: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Estuary Study - 8am February

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Estuary Study - 8am February - signed and inscribed on the reverse oil on canvas 114 x 65cm.

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

For Sale by Auction on 29th April 2014

Lot FS22/332: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Self-Portrait with Red Scarf

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Self-Portrait with Red Scarf - signed twice and inscribed on the reverse further marked with a red triangle oil on board 22.5 x 18cm.

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

For Sale by Auction on 29th April 2014

Lot FS22/355: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Study Karen Ciambriello

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Study Karen Ciambriello - signed twice and inscribed on the reverse oil on canvas 101 x 90cm.

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

For Sale by Auction on 29th April 2014

Lot FS22/336: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - The Painter with Lindsey Seers

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - The Painter with Lindsey Seers - signed and inscribed on the reverse oil on canvas 44 x 35cm.

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

For Sale by Auction on 29th April 2014

Lot FS22/333: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Anna with Striped Jumper At the House

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Anna with striped jumper at the House - signed twice and inscribed on the reverse oil on board 22.5 x 18cm.

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

For Sale by Auction on 29th April 2014

Lot FS22/334: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Self Portrait

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Self Portrait - signed twice and inscribed on the reverse oil on board 23 x 175cm.

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

For Sale by Auction on 29th April 2014

Lot FS22/348: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Study Lisa, St Anthony Theme

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Study Lisa, St Anthony Theme - signed and inscribed on the reverse oil on canvas 127 x 90cm.

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

For Sale by Auction on 29th April 2014

Lot FS22/352: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Young Hasid

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Young Hasid - signed twice and dated 1965 on the reverse also inscribed '[Hampstead] Eton Avenue-study/ Young Hasid-for life size Four Figures Hasidic [Cabala] - painting now in Glasgow. [Hotel Shemtof 85-87 Fordwych Road]' oil on board, 44 x 285cm.

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

For Sale by Auction on 29th April 2014

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