ADAMS, Norman

Letter from Norman Adams to Howard Bliss. (Three Sheets)



Letter from Norman Adams to Howard Bliss. (Three Sheets)

Letter to Bliss written by Norman Adams. Date November 15th, no year but circa 1951. Three pages written in fountain pen with an occasional small sketch. Norman discusses his current work and the shapes of the canvas s he likes to paint on. The letters have been folded into four to fit an envelope.

Size of each sheet 22.5 x 18 cm (9 x 7 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: 1951
Place: London
Book ID: 60003085

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