Art

Henry Lamb: A Painter in Arcadia

An exhibition mounted by Messums Gallery in England this northern spring, of works by Henry Lamb MC RA (1883–1960) provides an occasion to review and reconsider this most accomplished artist of the English Post-Impressionist school. He was born in Adelaide, but lived most of his life in England. His father was Sir Horace Lamb, who at the time was Professor of Mathematics at the University of Adelaide. The current Messums exhibition also recalls to mind memories of the artist’s second wife Lady Pansy Lamb (nee Pakenham) (1904–1999) who was the model for some of his most effective portrait works. The…

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