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Fran Maranzi, Motorbike Dispatch Controller

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

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Despite a serious road accident, Fran Maranzi remains as enthusiastic about motorbikes as she ever was. They play a major part in both her job and her leisure time. Born in London in 1962, she had her first moped at the age of 16. After studying art and photography for four years, she did a number of short-term jobs, which enabled her to buy a 100cc Suzuki. By now she was hooked on motorbikes and traded up to a more powerful 550cc Kawasaki.

Girton College, University of Cambridge


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    165 x 61 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    on loan from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters


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Girton College, University of Cambridge

Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0JG England

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