Bruce Bernard

Michael Andrews in his Norfolk Studio with 'A View from Uamh Mhor' (no.42) in progress, 1990

About this artwork

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.

  • title:
    Michael Andrews in his Norfolk Studio with 'A View from Uamh Mhor' (no.42) in progress, 1990
  • accession number:
    GMA 4705
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  • materials:
    Silver bromide print on paper
  • date created:
    1990
  • measurements:
    28.90 x 42.70 cm (paper 40.40 x 50.50 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased by the Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland 2003
  • copyright:
    © Estate of Bruce Bernard

Bruce Bernard

Bruce Bernard