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Henry Lamb
© National Portrait Gallery, London. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

Henry Lamb 1914

Henry Lamb (1883–1960)

National Portrait Gallery, London

(b Adelaide, 21 June 1883; d Salisbury, 8 Oct. 1960). British painter, mainly of portraits. Under parental pressure he studied medicine, but abandoned it in 1904 to become an artist. (On the outbreak of the First World War, however, Lamb returned to his medical studies, qualifying at Guy's Hospital, London, in 1916 and then serving as a medical officer in France, Macedonia, and Palestine; he was gassed and won the Military Cross.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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