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Sir Shridath Ramphal (b.1928), Chancellor of the University (1989–2002)

© the artist. Photo credit: University of Warwick

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Portraits play an important but not exclusive role in the work of Tom Wood. He has spent most of his life in West Yorkshire and works from a studio in a converted mill in Halifax. In discussing his approach to portraiture, Wood has said: "... my great hero has always been Holbein and the North European tradition of Van Eyck, Campin, Memlinc and Van der Veyden. That stiffness and Flemish formality along with a kind of Gothic abruptness of forms appeals far more than a Southern Renaissance liquidity."

University of Warwick





oil on canvas


H 107 x W 127 cm

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commissioned, 2001

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Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, Coventry, West Midlands CV4 7AL England

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