Sir Siegmund Warburg (1902-1982)

Schwartz’s suite, The Berkeley Hotel, London
27 April 1977

The most creative and influential financier of his time, Warburg played a pivotal role in maintaining the leading position of the City of London in international finance.

‘He was concerned that too often young executives are too ready to join in established procedures rather than developing creative and imaginative approaches to problems.’ After the sitting, Schwartz received a letter from Siegmund stating, ‘I had been prepared to undergo a tiresome session. Instead I had a highly enriching experience with a man of great inner strength and perception.’ ‘Subsequently, he arranged my sitting with Henry Kissinger’, said Schwartz.

Photo © National Portrait Gallery, London

Photo © National Portrait Gallery, London