Madonna of the Dale Happy Christmas and New Year 1963. Folding black card with linocut of three kings on front. It opens up to another linocut titled Madonna of the Dale with a sliver star above her head dated 1963. Besides the title and Merry Christmas there is also a quote Everything That Lives is Holy W. Blake and with Best wishes from Adams all written in red biro. Lightly worn with some possible clear glue residue on the front above the image of the three kings. Light wear to extremities else very good. Card size 21.5 x13cm ( 8.5 x5.25 inches) Open size 21.5 x 25.5cm ( 8.5 x 10inches)
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: 60000063