Born in London in 1941, to parents who ran the ‘only Jewish guest house in town’, Robert Lenkiewicz led a very interesting life.
He moved to Plymouth in the early 1970s and became one of the city’s most well-known artists.
His name is synonymous with large easel paintings and huge public murals. He also produced an extraordinary archive of works on paper with highly detailed notes.
His ‘projects’ explored a wide range of aspects of the human condition and he was not afraid to tackle difficult subjects such as vagrancy, sexual behaviour, old age and death.
Find out more about him, his life and work at:
This 1976 archive film footage features Lenkiewicz talking about self-portraiture.
And in this 1982 footage he discusses his projects.