Put the Dog and the Cat in the Poster
by Rosy Lamb
Oil on canvas
600 x 800 mm
Rosy Lamb studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Her paintings and sculptures have been seen in group exhibitions in France, Canada and the United States. She was artist in residence at the Cité International des Arts, Paris, 2001-3.
The portrait is of Lamb's friend Sylvia Whitman with her father George. It was painted in the small flat above the bookshop, Shakespeare and Company in Paris, which he opened over fifty years ago. The shop is now run by Sylvia who commissioned the painting. The title is a quote from George, and was all he said to Lamb over the course of about twenty sittings.
© Rosy Lamb