John Bratby has often been called Britain's first modern celebrity artist. He founded the Kitchen Sink school of art which was influential in the late 1950s. This group worked in a realist style, showing domestic scenes and stressing the banality of ordinary life.
Bratby was influenced by Van Gogh. He applied paint thickly, using vibrant colours. The subject of this painting, Anne Morrell, was a student at Goldsmiths College when she sat for this portrait.
Where to see this painting?
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Jordan Well, Coventry, West Midlands, England, CV1 5QP
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More on this painting
transferred from the Schools' Picture Loan Collection, 1995