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Chris McCann, Scaffolder

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

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A lot of people get a surprise when they first encounter Chris McCann several floors up in an office block. They look out of a window and see him grinning on the other side. Meet him in the pub, and he might tell you he’s a tubular structural engineer. He’s one of the best scaffolders in the business. Born near Sittingboume, Kent, in 1966, he’s been scaffolding since he was 14, working part-time when he was still at school, and then full-time after his 16th birthday.

Girton College, University of Cambridge


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    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    100 x 87 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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