henry inlander (1925-1983)
Henry Inlander was a painter, born in Vienna in 1925. He lived in Trieste from 1935 to 1938 and thereafter came to England as a Jewish refugee.
He studied at St Martin's School of Art from 1939, then at Camberwell School of Art until 1946 and subsequently at the Slade School under William Coldstream amongst others.
Italy remained very important to Inlander all his life with him first returning there in the 1950s.
In 1952 he was awarded a Rome Scholarship, and the following year his first solo exhibition was held at the Rome Galleria La Tartaruga.
His first solo exhibition in London took place in 1956 at the Leicester Galleries. Two years later he was awarded the Sicily Premio Acitrezza, and the Harkness Commonwealth Fellowship to the United States in 1960.
Inlander's abstracted landscapes are instantly recognisable and his significance as an artist is evidenced by his work being held in public and private collections worldwide, including Tate, London.
Henry Inlander died in 1983.