Separate Worlds

Michael Salaman (1911 - 1987)

Oil on canvas

1974

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Afghanistan
    City: Kabul
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Michael Salaman was born in Porlock, Somerset and studied at Slade School of Art (1928–31) and Ruskin School of Art, Oxford (1930–31). He moved to France in 1933 where he studied at the Académie Ranson, Paris for a year. He remained in France with his family until 1939. During the Second World War he served in the Auxiliary Ambulance Service and worked for MI6 in Tunis and Algiers. He enjoyed a teaching career of nearly 30 years at Camberwell, Chelsea and the Royal Academy Schools of Art. A major retrospective of his work was held at the Morley Gallery, London (1975), and another after his death at the Ben Uri Art Gallery, London (1996). His work is represented in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the South London Gallery.
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  • Details
    Title
    Separate Worlds
    Date
    1974
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 92.00 cm, width: 122.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Browse & Darby, February 1986
    Inscription
    br: M.Salaman 1974 verso on stretcher bar, tl: `Different Worlds' (Version I "The Red Wall")
    GAC number
    16469/C