Jerzy Marek (1925-2014), also known as George Murray, spent decades building his outstanding collection of naive art from Britain and Poland as well as being a prominent naive artist himself. Murray arrived in Britain in 1948 from Poland and settled in the North of England where he worked as a civil engineer. Here he discovered and nurtured a wealth of artistic talent which became known as The Marek Circle. All the artists were self-taught and shared a naive style. Together they exhibited during the 1960s-80s in the North of England, London and abroad. Several of the artists are represented in public galleries and feature in prominent private collections.
Until 28 March 2015, the Julian Hartnoll Gallery will be presenting forty paintings from the collection, with prices ranging from £250 – £1200.
Venue: The Julian Hartnoll Gallery, 37 Duke Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 6DF
Opening times: 10am – 2.30pm Monday – Friday, 12 – 6pm Saturday, or by appointment.