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Michael Noakes

(1933-2018), Portrait and landscape painter

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 4 portraits
Michael Noakes was a leading portrait and landscape painter. He was educated at Downside and the Royal Academy schools. He worked on a wide range of subjects, from members of the royal family and foreign dignitaries to personalities from the arts, music, government, finance, academia, the military and religion, scientists, ambassadors, peers, QCs, judges and numerous portraits of children and families, from all walks of life, young and old.

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Robert Morley, by Michael Noakes - NPG 6341

Robert Morley

by Michael Noakes
oil on board, 1964
NPG 6341

J.B. Priestley, by Michael Noakes - NPG 6378

J.B. Priestley

by Michael Noakes
oil on canvas, 1970
NPG 6378


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Audrey Lambourn

02 July 2018, 02:23

Michael did his National Service as a subaltern in the Royal Army Service Corps in Germany. My husband was his Commanding Officer. Michael would often doodle and sketch for my children. Wish I had kept some of them

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