Person Male Born 1935 Died 1987
Born Poland. His workshop was in Mitcham Goods Yard.
2015: Niedbala’s son, Marek, wrote to say that “When WWII started he was taken to a Russian work camp in Siberia then spent the duration in refugee camps in Persia & Rhodesia before arriving in the UK in Wrexham, where he studied & gained his Art diploma. In the late 50s moved to London & taught Art in Brixton before settling on a career as a Lettercutter/stone mason. In the mid late 60s early 70s was president of the LetterCutters Association. Sadly he died in 1987 through alcohol related problems and internal bleeding. Such a waste of talent as his work/style of lettering was considered amongst his contemporaries to be the finest and most beautiful. He created numerous works throughout London. I remember him carving the lettering on the plinth upon which Charlie Chaplin stood in Leicester Square, also the plaque for Tamara Karsavina which is in St Pauls Covent Garden. He was commissioned to carve numerous plaques for buildings, new hospital wings opened by members of the Royal family.