Olga Lehmann was born in Chile in 1912 but studied in London after winning a scholarship to the Slade School of Fine Art. One of her teachers at the Slade was Vladimir Polunin, who had worked for Sergei Diaghilev's Russian Ballet. With this influence, Olga began her career with the Covent Garden Opera House and then was Art Director for Rank Advertising before going to Hollywood to work on films, a notable example being "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness". During the Second World War she was commissioned to paint murals for the British Canteens & Restaurants. Afterwards she lived near Saffron Walden in Essex in an area where a significant community of major artists had settled. Devotion to her commercial work meant that she exhibited only intermitantly but she was a Member of the Society of Graphic Artists and the National Society of Painters, Sculptors & Gravers. Some of her work had a surreal quality and much of it reflected her skills in stage set design. Her work is represented in the collection of the Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden.
This picture is an oil on board and is housed in a limed wood frame with an inner slip.
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