JONZEN, Basil

1913 - 1967

Basil George Jonzén was born in 1913, son of Melker Birger Jonzén (1881-1960), a merchant, and his first wife Ethel May née Young (1889-1925), who married at Willesden, London in 1912. Basil studied at the Central School of Arts & Crafts in the 1930s under Bernard Meninsky (1891-1950). A painter, mainly in oils and early in his career established a successful relationship with The Redfern Gallery in London and during the 1930s travelled to France, mainland Spain, the Balearic and the Canary Islands to paint. He married at Marylebone, London in 1944, sculptor Karin M. Lowenadler, Karin Jonzen . After the Second World War, Basil and his wife ran a successful weekend, open Saturday's and Sunday's, art gallery at their home in South Bolton Gardens, Kensington the former home of Sir William Orpen. Basil Jonzen exhibited at the Royal Academy from c/o Redfern Gallery, 20 Cork Street, W.1. in 1944 'Majorca Bay', from 9 Redcliffe Square, London SW. 10 in 1945 'Roses', in 1946 'Autumn in Essex', from 9 South Bolton Gardens, London SW.5 in 1947 'Mousehole Harbour', in 1948 'Karin modelling in Cornwall', from The White House, Chelsworth, Suffolk in 1950 'Bantrey Bay', in 1951 'The Avenue of Willows', in 1952 'Looking towards Nedging, Suffolk', from Wareside Lodge, Wareside, Hertfordshire in 1953 'Coup de Vent' and from Dunstone Manor Annex, Champion Hill, London SE.5 in 1966 'Therese reflecting on her estate in Poland' also showing with the New English Art Club; Royal Society of British Artists; Arthur Tooth & Son Gallery in London and at the Phoenix Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk 'East Anglia Past and Present'. Basil Jonzen’s work is held in a number of public collections, including The Arts Council, Bradford Art Gallery & Museums, and Brighton & Hove Art Galleries. Basil George Jonzén died at St Pancras, London in 1967.






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