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Doris Clare Zinkeisen (1898 –1991) Scottish Painter

Portrait Painting by Doris Clare ZinkeisenPortrait of Margaret Duncan

The Scottish painter and theatrical stage and costume designer, commercial artist, Doris Clare Zinkeisen was better known for her work in theatrical design.
Doris Zinkeisen and her younger sister, Anna Zinkeisen, both attended the Harrow School of Art and won a scholarship to the Royal Academy Schools in 1917. They shared a studio in London during the 1920s.

Portrait Painting by Doris Clare ZinkeisenPortrait of Elsa Lanchester (1925)

Doris Zinkeisen was very popular society painter, her paintings depicted the lifestyle of the upper class at the time. Her sister Anna became a prominent artist also.
Both sisters contributed murals to the RMS Queen Mary in 1936 and to the RMS Queen Elizabeth in 1940.
Doris joined the St John Ambulance Brigade and worked as a nurse in London during WWII.
Portrait Painting by Doris Clare ZinkeisenJanet and Anne Johnstone, 1934 (the artist's daughters)

In 1945, she was commissioned as a war artist and her work included three days at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945.
In 1927, Doris Zinkeisen married Grahame Johnstone, a naval officer and had twin daughters Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone the following year, who later became the children's book illustrators, and a son, Murray Johnstone.
Some artworks of her sister Anna Katrina Zinkeisen (1901-1976)

Portrait Painting by Doris Clare ZinkeisenSelf Portrait by Doris Zinkeisen, 1929

Oil Painting by Doris Clare ZinkeisenLieutenant Murray Johnstone RN, 1966 (the artist's son)

Oil Painting by Doris Clare ZinkeisenDressing Room

Art of Painter Doris Clare ZinkeisenCorner of the Café Royal

Oil Painting by Doris Clare ZinkeisenJanet Johnstone exercising in Rotten Row, London

Portrait Painting by Doris Clare ZinkeisenThe Actor

Oil Painting by Doris Clare ZinkeisenSummer afternoon in Square

Artwork of Doris Clare ZinkeisenMayfair in the rain

Oil Painting by Doris Clare ZinkeisenBois de Boulogne

Oil Painting by Doris Clare ZinkeisenErmine and Sable

Art of Doris Clare ZinkeisenCastanets

Paintings by Doris Clare ZinkeisenAfter the Ball

Artwork of Doris Clare ZinkeisenHuman Laundry, Belsen Doris Zinkeisen, April 1945, oil

Oil Painting by Doris Clare ZinkeisenThe 'Old Blue' coach (Nowich to London, 1830)

Oil Painting by Doris Clare ZinkeisenThe Surrey with the Fringe on top

Oil Painting by Doris Clare ZinkeisenCarriage Ride Through the Park

Doris Clare Zinkeisen's ArtBrighton Beach

Doris Clare Zinkeisen's ArtworkThe Band Stand

Oil Painting by Doris Clare ZinkeisenFestive Drive

Oil Painting by Doris Clare ZinkeisenRide in Berkley Square

Paintings by Doris Clare ZinkeisenHarbour View

Oil Painting by Doris Clare ZinkeisenSylphides

Art of Doris Clare ZinkeisenRegency couple in a curricle, 1960s

3 comments:

  1. This is fascinating, thanks for posting. I collect Anne and Janet GJ illustrated books and magazines and I had no idea their mother was an artist.

    Tanks again

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  2. Thank you for the feedback - surprisingly, their mother is little known although she was quite popular at her time..

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  3. I just discovered Doris via her costume design. Is there a book on her ? Surely a worthy subject.

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