1921 - 1997
About the Artist: Artist and designer, especially in pastel, who was born in northwest London. Studied at Willesden and St. Martin's Schools of Art and in Paris at L'Académie de la Grande Chauiére. Primarily a figure and portrait painter, notably of women and children, his subjects included the actresses Joan Collins, Shirley Ann Field, Georgina Hale, Julie Andrews, Sylvia Syms and Natalie Wood. Prominent personalities worldwide and the Ben Uri Art Society hold his work. Exhibitions included Kensington Art Gallery, 1958 and Mount Gallery, 1964. - Artists in Britain Since 1945, 2006, David Buchman,
Note: The previous owner of this work attributed it to Maurice Man and stated that the sitter was model Christine Keeler (who had a short relationship with British politician John Profumo in 1963 - resulting in the infamous "Profumo Affair"). The painting was acquired from British Columbia, and the artist is known to have visited Canada after the "Profumo Affair. He is said to have been a member of the group that included Profumo and Keeler.
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