Original Oil Painting by Michael Noakes.
Michael Noakes was born in 1933 and educated at Downside School and the Royal Academy Schools. His main interests as a painter are in portraiture and landscape. He has been President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and Chairman of the Contemporary Portrait Society. He is a Member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and a Freeman of the City of London. He has painted actors, writers, academics, diplomats, politicians, lawyers, churchmen, senior military personnel, businessmen, leaders of the industry and members of the Royal Family. He received a platinum disc for his sleeve design for the record Portrait of Sinatra (1977), the only painter ever to have been awarded such an honour. He has painted many of the world’s leading figures including the Queen, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, the Prince of Wales and Anne, Princess Royal as well as other members of the Royal Family. He was commissioned to paint Margaret Thatcher when she was Prime Minister. He painted President Clinton, making preparatory studies with the President in the Oval Office, one of only very few painters to have been given such access to any President of the United States, he has also painted Pope Benedict XVI. Noakes spent much of 1999 with the Queen making sketches, paintings and drawings for the book The Daily Life of the Queen: An Artist’s Diary which was written by his late wife Vivien and published September 2000.
Signed and dated (1968) to the lower left.
Approximately 25″ by 21″ including the frame, the painting is approximately 21″ by 17″.
In very good overall condition.