Happy Christmas card. Large linocut of flowers printed in black ink. A large sheet folded into four. On the front in ink is written happy Christmas 77 anna & Norman . There is a message written in biro on one of the folds ‘Dear John M, (John Marshall) how are you? And how is Bliss also? Our boys are pretty well grown up now-Jacob in London, at Horsey art College, Ben in Newcastle doing biochemsrty. Norman soldiers on, still very productive. I suppose you re still at the same address? & hope this reaches you-after 2 years of economising-love from all of us anna’
Sheet/ Card size 21 x 38cm ( 8.25 x 15inches)
From the collection of Howard Bliss (1894-1977) and John Marshall (1911-1995) Howard Bliss was an important patron and a close friend to Ivon Hitchens
Norman Adams RA British 1927 2005) was a British artist, and professor of painting at the Royal Academy Schools. Besides painting he was a stage and costume designer, and painted murals and made pots. He studied at harrow School of a Art 1948-51 and had his first solo show at Gimpel Fils in 1952. And Fine Art Society in 2004. He had early success in stage design and mural painting s. From 1962-70 he was the head of painting school at Manchester College of Art, later becoming professor of painting at Newcastle University, 1981-6. From 1986-95 he was professor of painting and keeper at Royal Academy. His work is held at the Tate Gallery. He was married to the English poet and artist Anna Adams (1926 2011).
Book ID: 60003065