Christmas Card, linocut printed in white and green on black card with glitter. Not dated but circa 1978. Titled Joy the card shows a bird , above which written neatly in biro Anna & Norman and J & B. . All four corners of the card have been folded in to form a smaller square for posting purposes. . All four corners, when folded, have paper erasure/ damage to them, else very good. Unfolded sheet 21.5 x 21.5 cm (8.25 x 8.25 inches)
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.
Illustrator: Anna Adams
Book ID: 60003078