Zinkeisen, Anna Katrina (1901-76)

Anna Katrina Zinkeisen, was born at Kilcreggan, Dumbartonshire on 29 August 1901, daughter of Victor Zinkeisen (1863-1929), a timber merchant, and his wife Clare née Bolton-Charles and in 1901 the family moved to Middlesex. Anna, and her sister Doris Clare Zinkeisen, attended Harrow School of Art before they both won scholarships to the Royal Academy Schools where she studied sculpture 1916-1921, winning several medals. Anna received a commission for some plaques from the Wedgwood Company and, although her designs were awarded a silver medal at the Exposition des Art Decoratifs in Paris in 1925, she decided to specialise in portrait painting and mural work. In 1935, Anna and her sister Doris, were commissioned by John Brown and Company, shipbuilders of Clydebank, to paint the murals in the Verandah Grill of the famous ocean liner the RMS Queen Mary. Their work can still be seen on the ship, now permanently moored in Long Beach, California and Anna also painted murals for the liner Queen Elizabeth. In 1941, during World War II, the Zinkeisen sisters were both employed as war artists for the North West Europe Commission of the Joint War Organisation of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St John, at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, where they and made pathological drawings of war injuries for the Royal College of Surgeons. Portrait, figure, landscape and mural painter, artist and book illustrator she exhibited widely including at the Royal Academy; Royal Society of British Artists; Royal Hiberian Academy; Royal Institute of Oil Painters; Society of Women Artists; Royal Scottish Academy; Redfern Gallery and in the provinces and abroad. Zinkeisen died in 1976.

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