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Adam Birtwistle (1959-)

Artist of 2 portraits
Adam Birtwistle is the son of the composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle. After attending schools in Britain and the US, he studied sculpture for four years at Chelsea School of Art and followed this with two years at the Arch Bronze Foundry, working with Ben Kneale. In 1986 he attended printing classes at the Royal Academy; since then he has completed numerous portrait commissions.

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Elvis Costello

by Adam Birtwistle
tempera and gouache on paper, 1996
NPG 6460


Sir Harrison Birtwistle

by Adam Birtwistle
gouache and tempera, 1992
NPG 6256