#PLHeritageDays – Interview with Basia Hamilton

Date: 03-05-2021 Hour: 13:30

Event place: online

Polish Sue and British Poles are delighted to invite you to celebrate The Polish Constitution Day of 3rd of May with #PLHeritageDays under the patronage of His Excellency The Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the United Kingdom professor Arkady Rzegocki.

We will celebrate The Polish Constitution Day of the 3rd of May with a series of events.

This events includes the talk with the famous Pole, an artist painter Barbara Kaczmarowska – Hamilton, known as Basia Hamilton, interviewed by Iwona Golinska.

Basia was born in Sopot, Poland. Graduated from the Academy of Art in Gdansk and then continued her studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice and Rome. The artist became internationally famous thanks to her great skill in the art of portraiture. She specialises in portraits in oil and pastels.

Regarded by many as the “Ambassador of Poland in the West”, she is listed among the 50 citizens of Polish ethnic background, who made a significant impact on the life and history of the British Isles, among General Anders, Joseph Conrad, King Canute and Roman Polanski. Her sitters include: His Holiness Pope John Paul II, H.M. Queen Elisabeth The Queen Mother, H.R.H. Princess Royal, H.R.H. The Duke of Kent, H.R.H. Prince Michael of Kent, Lech Walesa, H.R.H. The Maharaja of Jodhpur, H.R.H. Duke of Braganza, Princess Tatiana Metternich, Margaux Hemingway, Alberto Moravia, Giorgio de Chirico, Buzz Aldrin, and many others who all together constitute “the Hall of Fame” in her gallery. In 1994, the Polish President and the Noble Prize Winner Lech Walesa awarded Basia Hamilton with the Order of Merit – “in recognition of her precious contribution to the spreading of Polish culture and art”.

She lives in Berkshire, UK, with her husband Ian and their sons Felix and Maximilian, and divides her working time between her studio in London, and travelling world-wide.

Join us for the day of excitement, music and interesting talks!

WHEN: May 3rd, 1.30PM

WHERE: online

TICKETS: free

FACEBOOK EVENT: here

LINK TO THE INTERVIEW: here

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