Born in Krakow, Henryk Gotlib (1890 – 1966) studied art there and Munich, Amsterdam and Paris where he made his home for many years. In Poland he was a much respected member of the modernist movements in the 1920s. From 1939 onwards he lived in England. He successfully exhibited with Roland Browse and Delbanco from 1945 onwards. He had a special love of Italy, a country he visited every year. In 1970 he was given a solo retrospective at the Scottish Museum of Modern Art in Edinburgh and in 1980 at the National Museum of Poland in Warsaw. His work ‘Rembrandt in Heaven’ is in the Tate Collection and other works in 17 UK museums.