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Self Portrait
© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Courtesy of Piano Nobile, Robert Travers (Works of Art) Ltd

Self Portrait c.1962

Bernard Dunstan (1920–2017)

The Ruth Borchard Collection

British painter, born in Teddington, Middlesex. He studied at the Byam *Shaw School of Art, 1939, and the *Slade School, 1939–41. His work is ‘mostly to do with figures in interiors: nudes particularly, but also musical subjects, scenes in galleries and so on; a few portraits; also townscapes, mostly Italian, and the odd landscape. I have always liked the French-English tradition of the 19th/20th century (pre-Cubist)…and have never felt a need to do anything different.

Text source: A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford University Press)

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