MARIT GUINNESS ASCHAN (1919 – 2004)
Enamel. 4 ½" x 6 ½" (114 x 165mm).
exhibited Leicester Galleries Exhibition of Works by the Artist, May 1962, No.
by M. Durlacher Esq. Bears original exhibition labels IMAGE
Guinness Aschan was born in 1919, the daughter of
Samuel Guinness. She was an enamellist and
painter. She was President of the Artist Enamellers since its foundation in
1968. She exhibited her work at the Royal Academy;
the Leicester Galleries; the Lincoln
Saga Gallery London, Benney London; the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Worshipful
Company of Goldsmiths. She also had solo
shows at Beaux Arts; the International Faculty of Arts; the Leicester
Galleries; Roy Miles, London,
The Minories, Colchester;
Lilienfield Gallery and Van Diemen-Lilienfeld Galleries, New York; Bodley
Gallery, New York; Waldhorn Company Inc. New Orleans;
Galerie J. Kraus Paris; Inter Art Gallery, Caracas,
Venezuela and Oslo Kunstforening, Gallerie
Work by Marit Guinness Aschan
is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum; Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London;
Collection, Brooklyn Museum; New York University Art Collection; Fordham
University Art Collection; Yale University Art Gallery; Nelson Gallery and
Atkins Museum, Kansas; North Carolina State Museum of Art, Raleigh; Rochester
Art Gallery, New York; University of Kansas Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum
of Art; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York; Weatherspoon Art Gallery,
University of North Carolina; Finch College Art Gallery; J. R. Abbey Collection;
Hugo & Reine Pitman Collection; Norwegian Embassy
Collection; Iliffe Collection; John Studzinski Collection; H.M. the late King Olav V of Norway;
H.M. The Queen of Norway; Hans Rasmus Astrup Collection; Ian Woodner
Family Collection New York; Beal Foundation Collection, Boston; Martin & Els Wyler Collection, Switzerland; Madame Jacques Koerfer Collection, Switzerland; Boston Museum of Fine
Arts; Arts Ins Club Chicago and The Royal Norwegian Embassy, London; Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo.
She also produced the central enamel work on the Louis Osman Cross at
Exeter Cathedral. She lived at 6 Cheyne Walk, London
and had her studio at Moravian Close, 381
Kings Road, London. She was a Member of Chelsea Arts Club.
Marit Guinness Aschan
25 Chelsea Park Gardens
Dear Ms Aschan
I recently discovered one of your pictures in a country sale
– a wonderful little abstract in enamel, exhibited at the Leicester Gallery in
1962. In researching this picture I came
across your address and wonder whether you are still painting and exhibiting.
I would be most interested to see more of your work and would
very much like to meet you with the possibility of exhibiting some of your work
in my Gallery.
I look forward to hearing from you and enclose a stamped
addressed envelope for your use.