Henry Lamb (1883-1960), Painter
Sitter in 20 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.
by Henry Lamb
oil on canvas, 1928
On display at Somerset House, London, UK in the exhibition 'Heaven in the Hell of War'