Meredith Frampton

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Meredith Frampton RA (London 17 March 1894 – 1984) was a British painter and etcher, successful as a portraitist in the 1920s.

Frampton was educated at St John's Wood Art School and then at the Royal Academy Schools. He was the son of the sculptor George Frampton[1] and his wife, the painter Christabel Cockerell. Although his artistic career was short and his output was limited, his work is on display at the National Portrait Gallery,[2] Tate Gallery[3] and Imperial War Museum. He was made an R.A. (member of the Royal Academy) in 1942.

A suspected forgery of a famous Frampton portrait was almost sold through Bonham's in 2008.[4] Frampton's portrait of Winifred Radford was used for a Vintage cover of W. Somerset Maugham's novel The Painted Veil.[5]

Tamara de Lempicka is a comparable painter, but with more of a bias towards the world of fashion.

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  1. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, George Frampton
  2. ^ "National Portrait Gallery - Person - Meredith Frampton". Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  3. ^ "Meredith Frampton". Tate. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  4. ^ Art History, News. "More Fakes at Auction?". Bendor Grosvenor. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  5. ^ Wilson, Megan. "My Book Covers". Blogspot. Retrieved July 13, 2012.