Fair Reader (1947). Henry Lamb (Australian-born British, 1883-1960). Oil on canvas. Kirklees Museums and Galleries.
Lamb is noted for his unusual portraits. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1940 and was made a full Member in 1949. He was a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery from 1942 and of the Tate Gallery from 1944 to 1951.
“Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth. Writing may be interesting, absorbing, exhilarating, racking, relieving. But amusing? Never!”
― Edna Ferber
John Arthur Lomax
Woman in the Garden (1893). Torsten Wasastjerna (Finnish, 1863–1924). Oil on canvas.
Exhibition history: Finnish Art Society’s 100-year anniversary exhibition, 1946. Wasastjerna is best known for his impressionist landscape paintings. Wasastjerna studied at the Finnish Art Society and studied abroad at the Dusseldorf Art Academy, as well as in Paris.