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Marc Crank

© the artist. Photo credit: Girton College, University of Cambridge

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Marc Crank is Chief Executive for Henshaws North West. As well as managing a charity that supports blind and partially-sighted people, Marc regularly speaks about his experience of living with a facial disfigurement. Alastair Adams first approached him about sitting for a portrait in order to enable him to further his research into the reflective values of the portrait painting process. Before, during and after his sittings with Marc, Alastair gathered video footage and recorded interviews with him and his immediate family, and used the process of the production of the painting as a method to gather information on the impact of facial disfigurement.

Girton College, University of Cambridge



oil on board


H 106.7 x W 91.4 cm

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on loan from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters

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Girton College, University of Cambridge

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