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Humphrey Ocean

(1951-), Painter

Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon)

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist of 12 portraits
Humphrey Ocean studied at Canterbury Art School from 1970 to 1973. He had his first major solo exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London in 1984. He has since shown at the Tate Liverpool and the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. In 2002 he was artist in residence at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London. Many of his portrait commissions are in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. He was appointed Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2012.

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Philip Larkin, by Humphrey Ocean - NPG 5746

Philip Larkin

by Humphrey Ocean
acrylic on canvas, 1984
On display in Room 28 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5746

Linda McCartney, by Humphrey Ocean - NPG x128706

Linda McCartney

by Humphrey Ocean
bromide fibre print, 27 May 1976
NPG x128706

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Julian Clifton

03 August 2021, 21:34

He taught at Camberwell College of Art in the 90’s