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Henry Lamb (1883-1960), Painter

Sitter associated with 21 portraits
Artist of 17 portraits
Australian-born painter. Lamb grew up in Manchester, moving to London in 1905 to study at the Chelsea Art School run by Augustus John and William Orpen. John's drawings were a strong early influence. In 1909, after studying in Paris, Lamb rented a studio in Fitzroy Street and became associated with Sickert and his circle. He was a founder-member of the Camden Town and London Groups. Lamb served as a medical officer in the First World War and as an official war artist in World War II, he painted portraits of soldiers and military attachés. He was a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery from 1942 to 1960.

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Henry Lamb

by Henry Lamb
oil on panel, 1914
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4432


Sir Stanley Spencer

by Henry Lamb
oil on canvas, 1928
NPG 4527


Anthony Powell

by Henry Lamb
oil on canvas, 1934
NPG 6627


George Malcolm Young

by Henry Lamb
pencil, circa 1935
NPG 4255


L.P. Hartley

by Henry Lamb
oil on canvas, 1938
NPG 6401


(Arthur) Neville Chamberlain

by Henry Lamb
oil on canvas, circa 1939
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4279


Sir Bernard Paget

by Henry Lamb
charcoal and coloured chalk, 1941
NPG 6394


Robert Lynd

by Henry Lamb
black and red chalk, circa 1947
NPG 4666


Henry Lamb

by Henry Lamb
pencil, circa 1950
NPG 4257


Henry Lamb

by Henry Lamb
oil on canvas, 1950
NPG 6838


Henry Lamb

by Henry Lamb
pencil and red chalk, 1951
NPG 4256


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