Letter written on a cover for Waxed Paper. For Refrigerators, Lunches & General Household Use. Sheets size 15 x 10 inches. On the cover written in black pastel John Marshall esq twice; and in ink Ive just received this-please keep it for me. No I don t intend to send it ono kitchen!) .Once unfolded a letter written in ink by Norman Adams to Bliss dated June 12th 1952. The letter says how much he enjoyed the Ivon Hitchens show . He says Hitchen s painting is sweet and feminine…. Hitchens is more like a caricature of Gainsborough. P.S There was a very nice William Scott in the other room . I liked it very much The large envelope for grease proof paper has been folded in half, therefore the letter does have crease marks . The is also a large tear in the lower edged 10cm (4 inches) long.
Folded Sheet size 20 x 26.5cm ( 8 x 10.5inches)Sheet /letter size 47 x 34cm ( 16.5 x 11.5inches)
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).
Publisher: Self published.
Book ID: 60003066