Sale SE48; Lot: 0410: Ferdinand Preiss (1882-1943) 'Con Brio' - an Art Deco cold painted bronze and ivory figure of a young lady standing on one leg with arms outstretched, mounted on a rectangular onyx dish, the bronze plinth signed 'F. PREISS', 28.5cm high overall, the dish 30cm long.

Sale: SE48 (05 Nov 2008)
Auction Lot: 0410
Estimate: £4,000-£5,000
Realised: £11,500
Ferdinand Preiss (1882-1943) 'Con Brio' - an Art Deco cold painted bronze and ivory figure of a young lady standing on one leg with arms outstretched, mounted on a rectangular ...

Sale FS17; Lot: 0742: L'Echopié Jne à Paris, a bronze, ormolu and marble mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours on a bell with an outside countwheel, the white enamel dial signed L'Echopié Jne à Paris, with black Roman numerals and decorative brass hands, the three tier bronze case with raised relief to the front depicting children playing instruments within a field, with goats to the case sides and floral swags set below, standing on ormolu cloven supports, surmounted by a suckling baby with mother, possibly Apollo with the Goddess Leto, seated on a classical day bed with ormolu griffin supports to the four corners, standing on a further green marble base with ormolu mounts to the edges and turned feet, height: 45cm.

Sale: FS17 (29 Jan 2013)
Auction Lot: 0742
Estimate: £2,500-£3,000
Realised: £7,600
L'Echopié Jne à Paris, a bronze, ormolu and marble mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours on a bell with an outside countwheel, the white enamel dial signed ...

Sale FS10; Lot: 0600: A 17th century oak refectory table, the four plank cleated top on massive baluster supports.

Sale: FS10 (20 Apr 2011)
Auction Lot: 0600
Estimate: £2,000-£3,000
Realised: £6,200
A 17th century oak refectory table, the four plank cleated top on massive baluster supports.

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 FS24/237: 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 28th October 2014

Lot FS24/238: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Silver Lake

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Silver Lake - oil on canvas 183 x 283cm, unframed.

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

For Sale by Auction on 28th October 2014

Lot FS24/240: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Karen Ciambriello and Bianca Eliot

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Karen Ciambriello and Bianca Eliot - oil on canvas 114 x 805cm.

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

For Sale by Auction on 28th October 2014

Lot FS24/239: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - The Painter with Alison

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - The Painter with Alison - signed, inscribed and dated '88 on the reverse oil on canvas 106.5 x 69cm.

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

For Sale by Auction on 28th October 2014

Lot FS24/242: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Death and the Maiden

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Death and the Maiden - signed bottom right watercolour 41 x 29cm.

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

For Sale by Auction on 28th October 2014

Lot FS24/241: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Portrait of Wilfred Townsend MBE, MC, Circa 1970, Chairman of the Printing Company James Townsend & Sons Exeter Signed Oil on Canvas 80 X 59cm, Together with A Set of Nine Miniature WWI and Later Dress Medals

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Portrait of Wilfred Townsend MBE, MC, circa 1970, Chairman of the printing company James Townsend & Sons Exeter signed oil on canvas 80 x 59cm, together with a set of nine miniature WWI and later dress medals.

Estimate: £500 - £700

For Sale by Auction on 28th October 2014

Lot FS23/300: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Study of Anna Navas with Water Bottle

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Study of Anna Navas with water bottle - signed twice and inscribed with title on the reverse oil on board 31.5 x 24cm.

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
Realised: £3,200

Lot FS23/298: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Bianca Ciambriello

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Bianca Ciambriello - signed twice on the reverse and inscribed Study/Bianca Ciambriello oil on board 20.5 x 155cm.

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
Realised: £2,000

Lot FS23/296: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - But Greenie.... Its My Hand - My Hand on Your Breast-

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - But Greenie.... its my hand - my hand on your breast-- signed, inscribed with artist's and sitter's notes watercolour 25 x 325cm But Greenie.... its my hand - my hand on your breast - its me, me; you know...that old man...my hand on your beautiful - beautiful breasts - not a thought in your head?...about my hand, you know that old man; my hand on your breast - The so slight, slight curvature, I can sense on my palm. How comes if such a timid half-accidental gesture can wake earthquakes. Monday 1st November. A frustrating and complicated man sits in my shadow - both encouraging [A lovely sexy image] and dismissive - asking me to write my feelings or thoughts - impossible with my need for privacy-----.

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
Realised: £950

Lot FS23/295: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Lisa Stokes, 3.20pm Wed. 17th May 2000

Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Lisa Stokes, 3.20pm Wed. 17th May 2000- signed and inscribed as titled watercolour and bodycolour 25 x 29cm.

Estimate: £600 - £800
Realised: £2,300

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