Henry Lamb(1883-1960), Painter
Sitter associated with 24 portraits
Artist associated with 18 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.
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