Monday, March 9, 2015

Philip Naviasky

Philip Naviasky (UK 1894-1983)

French Harbour Scene (n.d.) oil on canvas 36.9 x 45.9


Head of a Girl (1927) oil on canvas 51 x 41 cm Leeds Art Gallery. UK

Philip Naviasky (1894[1]-1983) was a Leeds-based artist. Born to Polish-Jewish immigrant parents in 1894, he won a scholarship to the Leeds School of Fine Arts in 1907. 
In 1912, he was the youngest ever student accepted into the Royal Academy school. He went on to win a Royal Exhibition award and to study at the Royal College of Art, after which he spent his career in Leeds as an artist and art teacher at Leeds College of Art.