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oil painting of Anna Zinkeisen by her sister Doris Zinkeisen in 1927 dress

Doris Zinkeisen (1897-1991)

Portrait of Anna

Oil on canvas, size 48" x 36", signed and dated 1927

Price: given on application

Exhibited:- Royal Academy, London 1927

Illustrated:- The Sketch, 1927: the London Illustrated News, 1927 and in The Tatler, 1927

Literature:- "Highly Desirable: The Zinkeisen Sisters and Their Legacy" by Dr Philip Kelleway, page 159 -pub 2008

Doris Zinkeisen and her sister Anna, born in Scotland, both studied at the Harrow School of Art and won scholarships to the Royal Academy Schools in 1917. They painted portraits in the 1920s before embarking on separate projects - Doris being associated with Noel Coward and theatre productions and costumes. They were reunited when commissioned to paint the ballroom of the Queen Mary in 1936 and again in 1941 as Official War Artists.
There have been several influencial exhibitions of Zinkeisen paintings including The Fine Art Society 1949 and 1951, King Street Galleries, 1978 and The Framers Gallery 2009 Anna and Doris Zinkeisen Exhibition

Two portraits by Doris Zinkeisen are in the National Portrait Gallery. Click here: National Portrait Gallery