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Artist - Doris Zinkeisen

Doris Zinkeisen (also known by the name Doris Clare Zinkeisen), born 1898 in Gareloch, Scotland, died 1991. Designed posters for London Transport 1939

  • Educated; Royal Academy Schools;


Doris Zinkeisen was a painter, costume and stage designer. She was also known for her society portraits. Together with her sister, Anna Zinkeisen, who was also an Underground artist, she was part of the London artistic scene. She painted the mural for the Veranda Grill on the liner Queen Mary (1936). During the Second World War Zinkeisen worked as a volunteer nurse and an official war artist for St John's Ambulance. She accompanied them to the Nazi concentration camp at Belsen in Germany just after liberation in 1945. She never forgot what she saw. She went on working as an artist documenting the post war relief by the Joint War Organisation of the British Red Cross and Order of St John.

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