David McFall R.A. (1919 - 1988)


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1944/7 Victoria Marshall Littner

(it has not been possible to date this work definitively;

it has been dated according to its style)

Portrait head

Plaster for bronze

Victoria Phyllis Marshall Littna (1921 – 26/1/1991) (née Marshall) was a painter and the wife

of Frances Littna

Frances Littna - 1903-1973. Born in Prague, and educated at University of Prague. In 1921-23 he studied at the Music Academy, but changing direction again he qualified as a Doctor of Law in 1928.Just before German occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1939, Littna escaped to England. He worked for Czech government in London during the war. He attended art courses at Camberwell School of Art, and Goldsmiths College where his teachers included Graham Sutherland. He also taught art at Morley College, University of London 1948-52, and later held positions in France and USA. During the 1950's Littna divided his time between London and Paris, studying under Leopold Survage, Francis Desnoyer and others. He knew Braque and Roualt, Jacques Villon and Oscar Kokoschka became a close friend. In 1959 he had a major one man exhibition at the Galerie Paul Cezanne, other Paris exhibitions soon followed, also exhibited widely in Germany, Austria and New York. Littna’s London exhibitions were also significant. He showed with AIA and participated in a major exhibition at the Kaplan gallery, in Duke Street in 1960. An international group show that included Van Gogh, Lautrec, Epstein, Sickert, Moore and Nicholson. In 1965 Littna and his artist wife Victoria moved to Michigan , USA, where he became associate professor of art at Western Michigan University. Littna is represented in numerous public collections in England and France, including V&A Museum, Musée Darney, Vosges, Musee d'Angouleme, Charente and Musée La Rochelle.

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