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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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Henry Lamb, by Henry Lamb - NPG 4432

Henry Lamb

by Henry Lamb
oil on panel, 1914
NPG 4432

Sir Stanley Spencer, by Henry Lamb - NPG 4527

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Henry Lamb
oil on canvas, 1928
NPG 4527

Anthony Powell, by Henry Lamb - NPG 6627

Anthony Powell

by Henry Lamb
oil on canvas, 1934
NPG 6627

L.P. Hartley, by Henry Lamb - NPG 6401

L.P. Hartley

by Henry Lamb
oil on canvas, 1938
NPG 6401

Neville Chamberlain, by Henry Lamb - NPG 4279

Neville Chamberlain

by Henry Lamb
oil on canvas, circa 1939
NPG 4279

Sir Bernard Paget, by Henry Lamb - NPG 6394

Sir Bernard Paget

by Henry Lamb
charcoal and coloured chalk, 1941
NPG 6394

Robert Lynd, by Henry Lamb - NPG 4666

Robert Lynd

by Henry Lamb
black and red chalk, circa 1947
NPG 4666

Henry Lamb, by Henry Lamb - NPG 4257

Henry Lamb

by Henry Lamb
pencil, circa 1950
NPG 4257

Henry Lamb, by Henry Lamb - NPG 6838

Henry Lamb

by Henry Lamb
oil on canvas, 1950
NPG 6838

Henry Lamb, by Henry Lamb - NPG 4256

Henry Lamb

by Henry Lamb
pencil and red chalk, 1951
NPG 4256

Lytton Strachey, by Unknown photographer, after  Henry Lamb - NPG Ax160932

Lytton Strachey

by Unknown photographer, after Henry Lamb
bromide print; oil on canvas, after 1914
NPG Ax160932



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