Hamilton, Barbara “Basia”

“Zoe Zeeman, granddaughter of Joan Javits Zeeman”

“Zoe Zeeman, granddaughter of Joan Javits Zeeman”
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Polish Contemporary

What does the Queen Mother, Pope John Paul II and the Maharaja of Jodhpur have in common? They’ve all been portrayed by Basia Hamilton – the world-famous artist, who has immortalized the icons of our times. 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. She specializes in portraits in oil and pastels.

Portraits by Basia Hamilton
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Basia Hamilton became internationally famous thanks to her great skill in the art of portraiture. 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 traveling world-wide.

Regarded by many as the ‘Ambassador of Poland in the West.’ 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.”

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.

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.

Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice and Rome
Academy of Art, Gdansk, Poland

“Bene Merito” honorary distinction awarded by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland in recognition of merits in strengthening and promoting Poland abroad.
2nd Prize, 33rd Festival of Arts, BWA, Sopot
Bronze Medal, Polish Contemporary Painting Festival
Gold Medal, 3rd Biennale of Gdansk Art, Gdansk
2nd Prize – Biennale of Contemporary Art, Rome
1st Prize Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Rome
Bronze Medal, 4th Review of Contemporary Art, Fontana di Trevi
International Exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures of Young Artists, Rome

Pope John Paul II
H.M. Queen Elisabeth The Queen Mother
HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent
HRH The Duke of Kent
HRH Prince Michael of Kent
The Duchess of York
Lady Salisbury
Sultan of Brunei and Family
The Maharaja of Jodhpur
President Lech Walesa

Group Exhibitions
Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw
Royal Pastel Society, The Mall Galleries
Royal Portrait Society, London
Gdansk, 10th Festival of Polish Contemporary Art
Rome, Palazzo Nazionale
Rome, National Biennale of Modern Art
Venezia, Bevilaqua La Masa

Solo Exhibitions
Royal Lazienki Gallery, Warsaw
Residence of the British Ambassador, Warsaw
Partirdge Gallery, London
European Academy for the Arts, London
Accademia Italiana, London
Polish Cultural Institute, London
Palm Beach, Florida
Liguanea Club Kingston, Jamaica
Polish Hearth, London
Palm Beach, Florida
Palm Springs, California
Polish Museum, Sikorski Institute, London
Palm Springs, California
Palm Beach, Florida
Gdansk, Sieñ Gdañsk
Galleria Il Trittico via Margutta
Cassel Gallery, London
Penellaccio, Rome
Gallery Picasso, Sassari
Gallery 8, Soport, Poland