Philip Naviasky

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1894 – 1983. An English artist based in Leeds, specialising in watercolour and oil painting.

Born in Leeds to Polish-Jewish immigrants, he won a scholarship to the Leeds School of Fine Arts in 1907. In 1912, he was the youngest ever student accepted into the Royal Academy school. He went on to win a Royal Exhibition award and to study at the Royal College of Art, after which he spent his career in Leeds as an artist and art teacher at Leeds College of Art.