Polish painter and graphic artist Marek Żuławski was born in Rome, Italy on 13 April 1908; his father, Jerry Żuławski, was a noted philosopher and historian. Marek spent his youth in Zakopane, Poland before moving to Warsaw to study at the Academy of Fine Arts from 1926 until 1933. Two years later he won a scholarship to study art in Paris. In 1937 Żuławski settled in London, joining the Society of Mural Painters and mixing with a wide Polish émigré circle including Stefan and Franciszka Themerson, Feliks Topolski, Marian Szyszko-Bohusz, Tadeusz Piotr Potworowski and galleriest Halima Nałecz. During the Second World War he worked for the Polish section of BBC Radio, and in later years worked as an art critic. He was very active in artistic circles including with the Association of Polish Artists in Great Britain. In 1951 he created a mural in fresco for the Homes and Gardens Pavilion at the 1951 British Festival. He had 26 solo shows in countries including Australia, Britain, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and the United States, and participated in over 150 joint exhibitions, frequently showing with the London Group. In 1982 he was photographed at work on his large-scale painting The Baptism of Jesus Christ, displayed in Our Lady's Church in St John's Wood. Marek Żuławski died in London, England on 30 March 1985. His work is in UK collections including Aberystwyth University School of Art Museum and Galleries, the Ben Uri Collection, the Art Collection of Durham University, Leicestershire County Council Collection, The Ruth Borchard Collection and University College London Hospital artstore.