Michael Andrews

English (1928 - 1995)
Michael Andrews Edinburgh (Old Town) 1990 - 1993 © The Artist's Estate, Courtesy of James Hyman Gallery, London


Born 1928
Died 1995
Nationality English
Birth place Norwich
Death place London

The British artist Michael Andrews is linked with the 'School of London' artists (Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Auerbach and Kitaj), although he lived for many years in the Norfolk countryside. A slow, fastidious painter, he is well known for painting ambitious figure compositions. Andrews first visited Scotland in 1975 and returned regularly thereafter, making a series of paintings on the theme of deerstalking. In the mid-1980s his work took a change of direction, and he produced a series of large landscapes featuring Ayers Rock in Australia.

Glossary terms

  • A group of London-based figurative painters of the second half of the 20th century including Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon and Frank Auerbach.