Some personal reflections from June Crisfield Chapman:
"During the sitting, almost continuously, Julian Bream played a single chord to keep his hands in position. The variety of emotion he brought to those few sounds seemed to me, as I painted, to be infinite. A child prodigy, this world-famous lyrical, passionate guitarist gained an O.B.E., a C.B.E., Honorary Doctorates, Fellowships, dedications. The picture pose had its own rhythms - the back of the chair, the guitar rest, the guitar, the head of the sitter, eyes concentrating, intent."
Thank you to June Crisfield Chapman's family, for making it possible for us to display this amazing portraiture of Julian Bream at www.julianbreamguitar.com.
Julian Bream (200_)
Oil on canvas, 101 x 76 cm (40"x30")
Portrait by June Crisfield Chapman
Courtesy of www.crisfieldchapman.co.uk
June Crisfield Chapman(1934-2017)
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