The Model Makers

Norman Charles Blamey (1914 - 2000)

Oil on board

1958

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  • About the work
  • About the artist
    Norman Blamey was born in London, the son of a manufacturing chemist. He studied art at Regent Street Polytechnic (1931–37) and taught there from 1938 to 1940. Blamey served in the army from 1940 to 1946 in Egypt, Palestine and Lebanon, before returning to teach at Regent Street Polytechnic until 1963. He then moved to Chelsea School of Art. In 1975 he was elected a Royal Academician and became a visiting lecturer at the Royal Academy Schools, where he taught life drawing. A retrospective touring exhibition of his work was held at the Norwich Gallery, the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath and the Fine Art Society in London from September 1992 to January 1993, in which the painting ‘In The Cellar Mirror’ (GAC 15133) was shown.
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    Title
    The Model Makers
    Date
    1958
    Medium
    Oil on board
    Dimensions
    height: 150.00 cm, width: 100.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the Fine Art Society, January 1987
    Inscription
    br: NCB
    Provenance
    Collection of ‘F. Cohen’; from whom purchased by the Fine Art Society, London, in January 1987; from whom purchased by the Government Art Collection in January 1987
    GAC number
    16591