About the exhibition
Monday 1 October 2018 - Friday 28 June 2019
In 1957, artist Feliks Topolski RA (1907–1989) was commissioned by the Bank of England to sketch everyday life at its newly opened printing works in Debden, Essex. All of our banknotes are still printed here today.
Our exhibition explores the printing works through Topolski’s eyes. The artist’s dynamic style of drawing captures the activity of people and machinery at the newly-built factory.
Scroll through this gallery to see the 27 original drawings and paintings by Feliks Topolski in our collection. The artworks are fragile, so we can’t display them all at once. Instead, we will display them in small groups, on rotation every few weeks.