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Norman Adams

Norman Edward Albert Adams RA (9 February 1927 – 9 March 2005) was a British artist, and professor of painting at the Royal Academy Schools.

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Craigie Aitchinson

John Ronald Craigie Aitchison CBE RSA RA (13 January 1926 – 21 December 2009) was a Scottish painter. He was best known for his many paintings of the Crucifixion, one of which hangs behind the altar in the chapter house of Liverpool Cathedral.

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Richard Bavin

Richard Bavin is a contemporary landscape painter specialising in trees and woodland.  He studied fine art at Hereford College of Arts and the University of Gloucestershire (Cheltenham School of Art), graduating with first class honours in 2008.


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John Brokenshire

John Brokenshire (1958-) “My work comes from a painting background. I am currently seeking to deal with universal themes such as our walk on this earth, and the role of the imagination and dream.”

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Edward Burra

Edward John Burra (29 March 1905 – 22 October 1976) was an English painter, draughtsman, and printmaker, best known for his depictions of the urban underworld, black culture and the Harlem scene of the 1930s.

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Eularia Clarke

Elizabeth Eularia Clarke (née Baines) was born in London in 1914. On a visit to Florence in Easter 1931 she visited San Marco. Drawn to religion and its mystery from an early age, despite an agnostic father, she was captivated by the frescoes of Fra Angelico and Giotto and immediately began painting gospel scenes.


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Le Roy L. de Maistre

Roy De Maistre CBE (27 March 1894 – 1 March 1968) was an Australian artist of international fame. He is renowned in Australian art for his early experimentation with “colour-music”, and is recognised as the first Australian artist to use pure abstraction.

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Elisabeth Frink

Dame Elisabeth Jean Frink CH DBE RA (14 November 1930 – 18 April 1993) was an English sculptor and printmaker. Her Times obituary noted the three essential themes in her work as the nature of Man; the “horseness” of horses; and the divine in human form.


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Maggi Hambling

Maggi Hambling CBE (born 23 October 1945) is a British painter and sculptor. Perhaps her best-known public works are the sculptures A Conversation with Oscar Wilde in London and Scallop, a 4-metre-high steel piece on Aldeburgh beach dedicated to Benjamin Britten. Both works have attracted a great degree of controversy.

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Susie Hamilton

Susie Hamilton (born 1950) is an English artist.  Hamilton studied painting at St Martins School of Art and Byam Shaw School of Art in London (now Central St. Martins, University of the Arts London) before reading English Literature at Birkbeck, University of London where she gained a Ph.D in 1989.

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Dennis Hawkins

Dennis Hawkins (1925-2001) was noted mainly as an abstract painter and printmaker. He studied at Ruskin School, Oxford 1947-49, then at the Slade School, London 1949-52. Hawkins exhibited widely, including at the Redfern Gallery, Zwemmer Gallery, Gimpel Fils, and with the London Group. He was a founder member of the Printmakers Council and Midland Group of Artists, and also showed at International Print Biennales in Tokyo and Florence. He is represented in a number of public collections at home and abroad, including the Victoria & Albert Museum and Manchester City Art Gallery. He taught at Repton School for some years, becoming Director of Art, and lived in Derbyshire.

Albert Herbert

Albert Charles Herbert (10 September 1925, Bow in the East End of London – 10 May 2008) was a British abstract and religious artist, painter and etcher.



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Patrick Heron

Patrick Heron CBE (30 January 1920 – 20 March 1999) was a British artist and critic recognised as one of the leading painters of his generation. Influenced by Cezanne, Matisse, Braque and Bonnard, Heron made a significant contribution to the dissemination of modernist ideas of painting through his critical writing and primarily his art.

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Ghislaine Howard

Ghislaine Howard is a figurative artist, working in paint to describe the human figure and the universal experiences of the human condition.  Early promise as an artist lead to her taking art classes with Harold Riley. Her art studies included a foundation course at Manchester Polytechnic and a degree in Fine Art at the University of Newcastle where she shared a flat with Debbie Horsfield.

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Peter Howson

Peter Howson OBE (born London, 27 March 1958) is a Scottish painter. He was the British official war artist in the 1993 Bosnian Civil War.


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Francis Hoyland

Francis Hoyland (Born, Birmingham 1930) “I’ve always been a painter. It has seemed to be a normal and sensible thing to do; even though it does not look this way to others. It is the ‘other’ activities that look abnormal and odd to me.  Painting has its own momentum; it is a journey towards an aspect.”

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Philip Le Bas

Philip le Bas was born in 1925 near Bordeaux. His mother was French and his father from the Channel Islands. The family were wine growers and his cousin, Sir Edward le Bas was an eminent English Impressionist painter. Following service in the RAF during the war Philip studied painting at the Regent Street Polytechnic (1948 – 1951) and at Brighton College of Art (1951 -1952).

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Theyre Lee-Elliott

Theyre Lee-Elliott (28 May 1903 – 24 December 1988) was an English artist who created notable Art Deco logos such as the Speedbird and painted the ballet and religious art.

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John Reilly

John Reilly (1928 – 2010) was a significant figure in the world of religious art. Reilly once wrote that his ambition had “always been to paint a picture which perfectly weds form and content”. This was in order to “express in visible form the oneness and unity” of the invisible power “which binds all things into one whole”.

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Ceri Richards

Ceri Giraldus Richards, CBE (6 June 1903 – 9 November 1971) was a Welsh painter, print-maker and maker of reliefs.   Many of his works are in the Tate Britain collection.

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William Roberts

William Patrick Roberts RA (5 June 1895–20 January 1980) was a British artist. In the years before the First World War Roberts was a pioneer, among English artists, in his use of abstract images. In later years he described his approach as that of an “English Cubist”. In the First World War he served as a gunner on the Western Front, and in 1918 became an official war artist.

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Peter Rogers

Peter Rogers (August 24, 1933 – May 28, 2018). There were no other painters in his family, although his maternal grandfather, Harry Marillier, was closely associated with the Pre-Raphaelites and was the leading authority of his day on tapestry. Having moved to the United States in 1963, he and Carol Hurd were married and took up residence on the Hurd’s ranch at San Patricio, New Mexico.

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Georges Rouault

Georges Henri Rouault (French 27 May 1871, Paris – 13 February 1958) was a French painter, draughtsman, and printer, whose work is often associated with Fauvism and Expressionism.

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Jyoti Sahi

Jyoti Sahi (b. 1944) is an artist-theologian and is one of the founding members of the Asian Christian Art Association. Sahi was born to a Christian British mother and Punjabi Hindu father.He studied art under Sudhir Khastigir and took further studies in London at the Camberwell School of Art and Craft. He uses his art to create a dialogue between Hinduism and Christianism.

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F. N. Souza

Francis Newton Souza (12 April 1924 – 28 March 2002), commonly referred to as F. N. Souza, was an Indian artist. He was a founding member of the Progressive Artists’ Group of Bombay, and was the first post-independence Indian artist to achieve high recognition in the West. Souza’s style exhibited both low-life and high energy.

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Euryl Stevens

Euryl Stevens (born Tonypandy, Rhondda Valley, Wales, 1939). Studied Birmingham College of Arts and Crafts 1957-61 and Royal Academy Schools, London, 1961-1964. Silver medal for landscape painting, Royal Academy Schools, First Cinzano Art Award 1964.

From:  Roger Wollen. Catalogue of the Methodist Church collection of Modern Christian Art.  Oxford, 2003.

Graham Sutherland

Graham Vivian Sutherland OM (24 August 1903 – 17 February 1980) was an English artist who is notable for his work in glass, fabrics, prints and portraits. His work was much inspired by landscape and religion, and he designed the tapestry for the re-built Coventry Cathedral.


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