ADAMS, Norman

Adams, Norman and Anna. Happy Christmas and New Year card.Linocut of Curlews



Adams, Norman and Anna. Happy Christmas and New Year card.Linocut of Curlews

Greetings for Christmas 1980. Linocut titled Curlews . Printed on a sheet folded in four. On the lincut side reads and a happy New Year 1980. Dear John, thanks for your news and impressive catalogue. I ll write a proper letter in the new Year-meanwhile. If you go to the Arts Council Shop and buy New Poems 1980, you will be able to read my mind as well as lots of other peoples. By the image Norman has written Curlews. Not a very good print I m afraid . On verso the letter continues¬†¬† ‘Norman very productive. Painting self-portraits with chrysanthemums just now. Jacob Norman is painting in N.London-won a prize in the Spirit of London Competition-which he is living on. Ben is doing biochemical research in Newcastle-and has Indian girlfriend. J. seems to be gay. But will write properly anon. love from Anna & Norman.’¬† In good condition.

Card folded out size 21 x 24cm (8.25 x 9.5 inches)

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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).

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Publisher: Self published.
Date: 1980
Place: London
Book ID: 60003083

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