Michael Andrews in his Norfolk Studio with 'A View from Uamh Mhor' in progress
© Estate of Bruce Bernard.

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Michael Andrews in his Norfolk Studio with 'A View from Uamh Mhor' in progress 1990
Bernard met Andrews in the early 1950s and he was one of several important post-war British artists whom Bernard knew and photographed in their studios. This portrait features Andrews standing in front of an unfinished painting. A notoriously slow and careful painter, this image reveals something of his working process in the large canvas tilted at an angle behind him. Yet, like Bernard’s other photos, it is more than a simple photo-documentation. The commanding stance of the artist against the unusually rotated canvas can perhaps be seen as revealing more of Andrews’ personality - described by Bernard as: “thoughtful, dedicated and in his way very ambitious…[but] also socially quite manic”. Andrews painted Bernard’s portrait in the same year.

Details

  • Acc. No. GMA 4705
  • Medium Silver bromide print on paper
  • Size 28.90 x 42.70 cm (paper 40.40 x 50.50 cm)
  • Credit Purchased by the Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland 2003