Douglas Mazonowicz (1920-2001) was a well-known painter and printmaker and an authority on prehistoric art. He was born in Swindon, Wiltshire, and after gaining a scholarship he studied at Swindon College of Art 1934-39. During World War II he served from 1941-45 in the Royal Tank Regiment which had its headquarters at Tidworth, also in Wiltshire. After discharge from the British Army he continued his studies in Brussels and then took an art teaching post in Hamburg, working with the Munich artist, Hermann Koller. In 1952 he returned to England and was appointed a lecturer in graphic art at Farnham College of Art in Surrey. He had a studio in Farnham for a few years and exhibited widely in the UK and Europe, including at the National Society of Painters and Gravers. Mazonowicz also had solo shows of his serigraphs (screen prints) for which he was best-known during this period. By 1959 he had an address in Dartmouth, Devon. In 1968 he was appointed as a Research Associate of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, USA, and settled in America permanently. He was a noted authority on prehistoric art from France, Spain, North Africa, and on Etruscan tomb murals and he wrote several books on the subject. In 1981 he published a portfolio of ten of his own screen prints on this theme, titled ‘The Hand of Man’. He died in Riverdale, New York in January 2001.