Michael Lester Leszczynsk WATERCOLOR WELL LISTED ARTIST
Michael was born in Poland, Michal Antoni Leszczynski, in 1906 and died in Jamaica in 1972. A considerable collection of his writings, sketches, photos and memorabilia are in the archives of the Maritime Museum at Gdansk, Poland. Important collections of maritime sketches and watercolours are on permanent display at the Marine Society headquarters in London and at the Dartford Public Library. His work hangs in the art gallery of the Institute of Jamaica. Numerous works are in private hands in Jamaica and the largest known collection is at the world-renowned Half Moon Hotel in Montego Bay. His early work in Poland was largely lost in the awful destruction of Warsaw and other cities during World War II. Perhaps some was stolen or comandeered and still exists. There is little trace at this time of the work which he sold or otherwise disposed of during his years in England. The work of his Jamaican period was mostly sold to U.S. collectors.
Nice and colorful water color by Leszczynsk. Dated 1958 and of Kingston. His galleries sticker is on the verso. About 16" by 20".