Portrait of Allen Ginsberg by Gordon Stuart

Ginsberg, Allen); Stuart, Gordon (1924-2015)

Publication Date: 1995
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Water color portrait of the poet, executed in Swansea, Wales, in 1995, signed and dated in the upper right corner. 18-1/2 inches x 14-3/4 inches. Matted and framed. This is one of a series of portraits commissioned from Stuart as the official artist of the U.K. Year of Literature, hosted in Swansea. Ginsberg's visit culminated in a National Poetry Day reading at the Royal Albert Hall marking the thirtieth anniversary of his first appearance there. It was his last visit to the U.K. Stuart, born in Toronto frequently exhibited at the Royal Academy, was shown widely in the U.K., and honored with numerous awards. Five of his works, including his 1953 portrait of Dylan Thomas, are in the National Portrait Gallery, others are in the National Portrait Gallery of Canada, the National Library of Wales, and many other public and private collections. Other writers who sat for him included Margaret Atwood, Seamus Heaney and R.S. Thomas. Bookseller Inventory # 19669

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Title: Portrait of Allen Ginsberg by Gordon Stuart

Publication Date: 1995

Illustrator: Stuart, Gordon

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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