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Sandra Blow

(1925-2006), Painter and sculptor

Sitter in 11 portraits
Abstract painter, Blow, was born in Stoke Newington, London. She began her art education at St Martin's School of Art aged just fifteen, followed by the Royal Academy Schools and the Academy of Fine Arts, Rome. While travelling in 1947, she met the Italian artist Alberto Burri who inspired Blow to create abstract works and collage. Her first solo show was at Gimpel Fils in 1951, she won second prize in the John Moore's Liverpool Exhibition in 1961 and in 1965. From 1960 to 1975 she taught at the Royal College of Art and was elected a Royal Academician in 1978.

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Sandra Blow, by Roger Mayne - NPG P997

Sandra Blow

by Roger Mayne
modern bromide print from original negative, 1966
NPG P997

Sandra Blow, by Ida Kar - NPG x31618

Sandra Blow

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1955
NPG x31618

Sandra Blow, by Ida Kar - NPG x125697

Sandra Blow

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1955
NPG x125697

Sandra Blow, by Edward Lucie-Smith - NPG x1106

Sandra Blow

by Edward Lucie-Smith
bromide print, circa 1970
NPG x1106

Sandra Blow, by Anne-Katrin Purkiss - NPG x45802

Sandra Blow

by Anne-Katrin Purkiss
bromide fibre print, January 1994
NPG x45802

Sandra Blow, by Eamonn McCabe - NPG x131764

Sandra Blow

by Eamonn McCabe
C-type colour print, 2005
NPG x131764

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Sandra Blow

by Ida Kar
modern bromide print from original negative, 1955
NPG x135083


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