Adams, Norman and Anna. Happy Christmas and New Year card. Linocut titled The South West Wind-a thawing wind’



Adams, Norman and Anna. Happy Christmas and New Year card. Linocut titled ‘The South West Wind-a thawing wind’

Christmas card made with a colour linocut in a yellow/ green colour. The image shows a bird and is titled ‘The South West Wind-a thawing wind’ -‘to wish us all an early spring. Midwinter Greetings from Norman and Anna & fully fledged boys Jacob and Ben. How are you?‘  The sheet is folded in half. On one side in biro is written ‘For Christmas 73 but will probably be late so a Happy New Year’. The sheet has an old vertical crease where folded for to fit an envelope and lies slightly unevenly.

Sheet size 20.5 x 46.5 cm (8 x 17.5 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: 1973
Place: Newcastle
Book ID: 60003076

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