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Nancy Culliford Sharp (1909-2001)

Artist of 2 portraits
Nancy Sharp studied at the Slade (1928-31) and exhibited with the London Group. She was Louis MacNeice's love, travelling with him to the Outer Hebrides and illustrating his book, I Crossed the Minch (1938). Sharp married first the painter William Coldstream and then Michael Spender, older brother of the poet Stephen and the painter-photographer Humphrey.

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(Frederick) Louis MacNeice

by Nancy Culliford Sharp
oil on canvas, circa 1936
NPG 6628


Trevor Huddleston

by Nancy Culliford Sharp
oil on canvas, 1973
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6629