Peter Potworowski: West Country Exile

Exhi­bi­tion of works by Pol­ish artist Peter Pot­worows­ki, influ­en­tial artist and tutor at the Bath Acad­e­my of Art

Born in Poland in 1898, Peter Potworowski was part of the Parisian Artistic community of the 1920s that included the likes of Picasso, Bonnard, and Léger. After the Nazi-occupation of his home-land Potworowski settled in England in 1943, beginning a long association with the West Country.

The majority of works in this selling exhibition are from his time living in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Wiltshire. In 1949 he joined the teaching staff at the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, where his own work as an artist matured in contact with the English landscape.

Chippenham Museum, a Chippenham Town Council facility, is free entry, open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm, including bank holidays.