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Humphrey Ocean

(1951-), Painter

Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon)

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist of 12 portraits
Humphrey Ocean studied at Canterbury Art School from 1970 to 1973. He had his first major solo exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London in 1984. He has since shown at the Tate Liverpool and the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. In 2002 he was artist in residence at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London. Many of his portrait commissions are in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. He is Visiting Professor of Drawing and Painting at Camberwell College of Art, London.

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Paul McCartney, by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon) - NPG 5695

Paul McCartney

by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon)
oil on canvas, 1983
NPG 5695

Philip Larkin, by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon) - NPG 5746

Philip Larkin

by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon)
acrylic on canvas, 1984
NPG 5746

Sir Alfred Jules Ayer, by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon) - NPG 5823

Sir Alfred Jules Ayer

by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon)
oil on canvas, 1985
NPG 5823

Sir Ewart Ray Herbert Jones, by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon) - NPG 6131

Sir Ewart Ray Herbert Jones

by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon)
pencil, 1990
NPG 6131

William Stephen Ian Whitelaw, Viscount Whitelaw, by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon) - NPG 6223

William Stephen Ian Whitelaw, Viscount Whitelaw

by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon)
oil on canvas, 1992
NPG 6223

Tony Benn, by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon) - NPG 6371

Tony Benn

by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon)
oil on canvas, 1996
NPG 6371

Nick Hornby, by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon) - NPG 6970

Nick Hornby

by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon)
gouache, 2011
NPG 6970

Randolph ('Randy') Lerner, by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon) - NPG 6986

Randolph ('Randy') Lerner

by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon)
oil on canvas, 2014
On display in Room 33 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6986

Linda McCartney, by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon) - NPG x128706

Linda McCartney

by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon)
bromide fibre print, 27 May 1976
NPG x128706

Linda McCartney; Paul McCartney, by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon) - NPG x128707

Linda McCartney; Paul McCartney

by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon)
bromide fibre print, May 1976
NPG x128707

Tony Benn, by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon) - NPG D10633

Tony Benn

by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon)
pen and ink, 1996
NPG D10633

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Sir Tom Courtenay

by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon)
gouache, 2011
NPG 6971

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