Poster advertising Tate’s Meredith Frampton exhibition, which took place at Tate Britain (then Tate Gallery), in 1982. The poster uses a large image of Frampton’s Marguerite Kelsey
,1928, his portrait of the professional artists’ model. Frampton styled the model himself, choosing Kelsey’s dress and shoes to convey a deliberately modern style, with a touch of classical simplicity.
The text on the poster reads:
17 February – 28 March 1982
THE TATE GALLERY
Admission free Monday – Saturday 10–6 Sunday 2–6
Recorded information 01.821 7128
Meredith Frampton exhibtion poster
Date of work
Meredith Frampton was born in in 1894 in St John’s Wood, the only son of the sculptor George Frampton and painter Christabel Cockerell. He studied at the Royal Academy from 1913 before joining the army during the First World War. After the war he resumed his artistic career, painting highly real portraits and still life, many of which had a slightly surreal touch. His artistic career was cut short as in 1953 he retired due to his failing eyesight.