(1914 - 1982)
Martin Battersby was active/lived in United Kingdom. Martin Battersby is known for painting.
Biography Martin Battersby
Martin Battersby was a British artist, renowned for his trompe l’oeil paintings and set decoration. His first commission was for the production of Hamlet at the Old Vic starring Laurence Olivier in 1938.
In the 1940s, he briefly worked as an assistant designer to the great Cecil Beaton, although their relationship ended acrimoniously. Alongside his theatrical designs, Battersby developed his career as an artist with his first one man show in 1948 at the Brook Street Gallery.
He became famous for his trompe l’oeil compositions which, as in the current series of works, frequently included theatrical masks and sphinxes. He went on to have exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic, including those at Arthur Jef
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