Homage to Winston Churchill
About the work
Place: British Embassy, UK representation to the EU & UK delegation to NATO
The painting pastiches a surrealist manner, with which Brussels is associated with the figure of the painter Henri Magritte (1898–1967), a contemporary to Marius Boven born in 1896. The cultural movement of Surrealism emerged in 1917, rising to prominence in the 1920s–30s, and continuing to influence artists, notably in Britain, in the 1940s.
About the artist
No biographical information is known of Marius Boven, except for his date of birth in 1896 and his gift of the painting 'Homage to Winston Churchill' (GAC 15316) to Sir Peter Wakefield for the British Embassy in Brussels, in 1978. Diplomat Sir Peter Wakefield served in the Army from 1942 to 1947. His last post as Ambassador was in Belgium from 1979 to 1981, retiring from the Foreign Office to become director of the National Art Collections Fund, and further supporting the arts through founding Asia House in London in 1996.
Marius Boven (1896 - )
- Homage to Winston Churchill
- Oil on board
- height: 68.00 cm, width: 45.00 cm
- Presented by the artist, 1978
- Presented to Sir Peter Wakefield for British Embassy, Brussels.
- GAC number