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Study for 'Self Portrait with Poussin'
© the artist. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

Study for 'Self Portrait with Poussin' 1980

Mary Mabbutt (b.1951)

Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre

Figurative painter and teacher, born in Luton, Bedfordshire. She studied at the School of Art there, 1970–1; Loughborough College of Art and Design, 1971–4; and Royal Academy Schools, 1975–8, then gained a junior fellowship in Cardiff in 1979. Taught at the School of Art from that year in Falmouth, Cornwall, where she lived with the artist Joe Coates. Was a member of Newlyn Society of Artists. Group shows included John Player Portrait Award, 1984; TSWA 1984, where she was a prizewinner; A Century of Art in Cornwall 1889–1989, Newlyn Orion Galleries; and John Moores Liverpool Exhibition, 1995–6, prizewinner with her sensitive oil on canvas Big World, Small World. Had a first solo show at New Grafton Gallery in 1980, later ones including Paton Gallery, 1995.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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