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NEWS LINK: 'A Portrait of Bowie' Brian Hiatt Octopus Books  





link:Bridgeman Art LibraryStephen Finer paintings in Bridgeman Art Library



link:YouTube video image2015 exhibition YouTube

link:online catalogue 2015 'Merlyn Driver recording and other paintings'
Merlyn Driver recording, oil on canvas,50.8x40.5cm




link:stephenfiner_com_files/~sfiner_files/David%2520Bowie%25201994.jpgDavid Bowie National Portrait Gallery




link: YouTube:David Bowie and Iman

         David Bowie & his portrait now in the National Portrait Gallery  copyright Stephen Finer




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  link:Duncan Hume Dancingonline catalogue 'Duncan Hume Dancing and other People' 
           Duncan Hume dancing aged 38 (rt panel of diptych)



link: 'I n t e r v i e w     M a g a z i n e'  N Y C



link:  Stylish Fascinators-David Bowie @ V&A and National Portrait Gallery


  link:  Maxs Kansas City-Art To The Max: Stephen Finer 


       Naked woman,left hand panel of a diptych by Stephen FinerNaked man, left hand panel of a diptych by Stephen FinerNaked woman and naked man (diptych)

link: 'Stephen Finer' brochure PDF, 2006   



British Art 1940-80 from the Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London
Collazione Inglese ll, Venice Biennale, Italy
New Art 2, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

Academician’s Choice -Finer chosen by Kitaj, Mall Galleries London, The Eye Gallery, Bristol

The Portrait Now, National Portrait Gallery London
The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London - Finer invited by Martin Gayford 

Men on Women, Oriel Theatr Clwyd, Bodelwyddan Castle & School of Art Museum & Art Gallery, Aberystwyth

50 Contemporary Self Portraits, Six Chapel Row Bath

Painting the Century 101 Portrait Masterpieces 1900 to 2000 National Portrait Gallery London
The National Portrait Gallery Collects, Bodelwyddan Castle, Wales
‘An American Abroad Sandra Fisher and her School of London Friends’, New York Studio School,  New York
'The Art of Giving', Towner, Sussex

'People and Portraits', Towner, Eastbourne, Sussex
'Artists Make Faces', Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

'In the Frame: Plymouth's Portraits Revealed', Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

'Perspectives On...Portraits', 2p.m. Sunday 17 January 2015, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, Sussex



 Patrick Garland (watercolour)                                 Yehudi Menuhin Yehudi Menuhin                        
Arts Council
Atkinson Art Gallery
The British Council
Contemporary Art Society
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Magdalene College Cambridge
National Portrait Gallery
Pallant House Gallery
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Towner Gallery
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery
University of Sussex

loan to National Lottery Charities Board from Arts Council

private collections in England, France, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland & America


                                                          link:Kitaj with his hand on his head, Los Angeles County Museum of ArtKitaj with his hand on his head, Los Angeles County Museum of Art


1981    Four Vine Lane, London

1982    Four Vine Lane, London

1985    Four Vine Lane, London

1986    Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

1988    Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

1989    Berkeley Square Gallery, London

1992    Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London                 

1994    Woodlands Art Gallery

1995    Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

1998    'Heads', Agnew's, London

1999    'Sir Morris Finer' & other paintings, Agnew's, London

2001    Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, Sussex

2002    'People', Charleston, Sussex (opened by Prof Norbert Lynton)

2004    Art Space Gallery, London

2010    'Paintings and Watercolours', Art Space Gallery, London

2012    'Duncan Hume Dancing and Other People', Art Space Gallery, London

2015    'Merlyn Driver recording and other paintings', Art Space Gallery, London


 stephenfiner_com_files/~sfiner_files/woman%2520on%2520a%2520banquette.jpg   Woman on a banquette 


‘Portraits that Capture the Prizes‘, William Packer, Financial Times, Thursday June 5 1986
‘Artists of the Day‘, Art Monthly, Margaret Garlake, June 1986 
‘Spotlight: Stephen Finer‘, Robin Gibson, Modern Painters vol 4 No 4 1992
‘Article of Faith’, Colin Wiggins, Art Review, Summer Issue 1994
‘Stephen Finer: Presence and Identity’, Martin Golding, Modern Painters Spring 2000
‘The Fame of the Pose’, Hugh Pearman, Sunday Times Magazine, 22 October 2000
link: ’Painting the Century 101 Portrait Masterpieces’ Robin Gibson; introduction by Norbert Lynton, National Portrait Gallery 2000
‘Intimacy and Mortality: Finer's People' by Robin Gibson, 2004
link: 'Stephen Finer', brochure PDF, 2006
link: Interview Magazine -armchair traveler, NYC, 2012

stephenfiner_com_files/~sfiner_files/Hartley&Hume%2520ShawcrossNPG0006.jpg   Hartley and Hume Shawcross  (private collection)



ITN with Alma Cogan, 13 December 1959

Stephen Finer + Alma Cogan  Stephen Finer & Alma Cogan  copyright Independent Television News

Norbert Lynton interview on the nude in art by Channel One (cable) 1995

‘Paint it Red’ Norbert Lynton interviewed by Channel One (cable) 1995

BBC1 News, James Wilkinson Wednesday 29 April 1998 9.05pm

British Satellite News recorded Tuesday 20 Nov 2001

ZDF German Television - interviewed by Katrina Balmforth recorded Tuesday 20 Nov 2001

Fuji Television, Japan August 2003

Radio Jackie, 2004

'Artists Make Faces', sw1tv 2014                             


1980 Pilgrim Farewell, directed by Michael Roemer USA


stephenfiner_com_files/~sfiner_files/MD%2520on%2520stage%2520AS%2520sf-9024.jpg   Marlene Dietrich on stage    


Allgemeines Kunstlerlexikon
 link: 'A Portrait of Bowie' ed. Brian Hiatt
Blouin ArtInfo -Biography of Stephen Finer

Complete Illustrated Catalogue, National Portrait Gallery London 2004

The Complete David Bowie by Nicholas Pegg, Titan Books 2011

Dictionary of British Artists Since 1945 ed. David Buckman

Dictionary of International Biography

Handbook of British Painting & Printmaking 1900-1990 Scolar Press, Ashgate 1998

Insight Guides Museums and Galleries of London, APA Publication 2002

National Portrait Gallery Guide by John Cooper 2006

Oil Paintings in Public Ownership, Public Catalogue Foundation
Who’s Who in Art

 Seated nude Arts Council Collection  Seated nude Arts Council Collection


              'Perspectives On...Portraits', 2p.m.Sunday 17 Jan 2016, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, Sussex
             'In the Frame: Plymouth's Portraits Revealed', Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

             Mystery Portrait Postcards, National Portrait Gallery, London  

                                Iman and David Bowie  Iman & David Bowiecopyright Stephen Finer                                               

            'Artists Make Faces',  Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
            'People and Portraits', Towner
            'RCA Secret'
            'Flashback', Art Space Gallery, London
            'The Art of Giving', Towner   
            'Tidelines: Retracing a Story', Towner    
            'Winter Journey', Art Space Gallery, London   
            Looking Forward', Agnew's, London    
            Fusion Gallery, Spain    
            View Gallery, Surrey

            ‘An American Abroad Sandra Fisher and her School of London Friends’, 
            incl. ‘Sandra Fisher’ by Stephen Finer from the Arts Council Collection), 
            New York Studio School, New York, USA    
            Defined Art, Surrey
            View Gallery, Surrey
            Fusion Gallery, Spain
            View Gallery, Surrey     
            ‘Figure, Place, and Time-Works on Paper’, Art Space Gallery, London
            RCA Secret, London    
            Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
            'The National Portrait Gallery Collects', ('David Bowie') Bodelwyddan Castle, Wales     
            'Art 2001' London Contemporary Art Fair
            'RCA Secret', Royal College of Art, London     
            'Painting The Century 101 Portrait Masterpieces 1900-2000', National Portrait Gallery, London 
            ('David Bowie' and 'Iman' by Stephen Finer)    
            'Pure Paint', Stephen Lacey Gallery, London    
            'British Art 1900-1998', Agnew's, London
            'Art 99' London Contemporary Art Fair
            Agnew's, London
            'Absolut Secret', Royal College of Art, London    
            '50 Contemporary Self Portraits' Six Chapel Row, Bath
            Oriel Theatr, Bodelwyddan Castle, School of Art Museum & Art Gallery, Aberyswyth
            Contemporary Art Fair, London
            Glasgow Art Fair
            '50 Contemporary Self-Portraits', Six Chapel Row, Bath
            Sep 20th Century British Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London    
            'Art Chicago', USA   
            'Men on Women' Oriel Theatr, Bodelwyddan Castle &
            Schools of Art Museum & Art Gallery, Aberyswyth (selected by Peter Edwards),    
            Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London    
            'The Discerning Eye' Mall Galleries, London ( invited by Martin Gayford)    
            Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
            Chicago Art Fair
            Basel Art Fair
            Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London    
            Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London    
            'The Portrait Now' ('Marlene Dietrich' by Stephen Finer), National Portrait Gallery, London     
            'The Figure Laid Bare', Pomeroy Purdy Gallery, London
            'Cabinet Painting', Hove Museum & Art Gallery & 
            Glynn Vivian Art Gallery & Museum, Swansea 
            Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London    
            Berkeley Square Gallery, London
            Contemporary Art Fair London
            Basel Art Fair
            Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
            'Cabinet Painting', Gillian Jason Gallery, London
            'Academician's Choice' - (invited by Kitaj) The Mall Galleries, London & 
            The Eye Gallery, Bristol    
            Contemporary Art Fair, London
            Westcott Gallery
            Berkeley Square Gallery. London    
            Berkeley Square Gallery    
            AR.CO Madrid    
            Contemporary Art Fair, London 
            'New Art 2', Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London    
            'New Art', Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London    
            COLLAZIONE INGLESE II, Venice Biennale, Italy    
            'Artists Make Faces', Art House, London    
            'Small Work', Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London    
            BRITISH ART 1940-80 from the Arts Council Collection, 
            ('Sandra Fisher' by Stephen Finer) Hayward Gallery, London    
            Monika Kinley: 'Open House', London


                                               stephenfiner_com_files/~sfiner_files/Woman%2520on%2520a%2520stool.jpg   Woman on a stool


 'Venice through the Looking-glass', William Packer, The Financial Times, Tuesday June 19, 1984
            Misc articles: Artline, Studio International
            reviews of mixed exhibition

            'Exhibition reviews', Art & Artists, October no:229 illustration
            'Untitled', 1985 by Stephen Finer
            Marjorie-Allthorpe-Guyton 'New Art l & ll at Anthony Reynolds' Artscribe, Dec-Jan 

            no.55 R. Costa 'London' Juliet Dec-Jan no:23
            'Portraits that capture the prizes', Financial Times, Thursday June 5

            Margaret Garlake 'Artists of the Day', Art Monthly, June
            Graham Hughes 'Letter from Holland', Arts Review, June
            Margaret Garlake, Art Monthly, July-August
            Contemporary Art Society Annual Report

            Margaret Garlake, catalogue introduction to exhibition at Anthony Reynolds Gallery

            William Packer, catalogue introduction to exhibition at Berkeley Square Gallery

            The Guardian 10 July, The Independent
            Art & Design,  '40 under 40: the new generation in Britain', by A Papadakes, Academy Editions, New York; St Martin's Press
            London Magazine: volume 30, issues 7-12  

            Antennae', Galleries Magazine Oct 1991

            Margaret Garlake, introduction to exhibition at Bernard Jacobson Gallery

            'Gallery Openings', The Independent 8 Sept 1992 Iain Gale
            Londoner's Diary, Evening Standard 11 Sept 1992
            'Gallery', Modern Painters Autumn 1992 illustration: 'Man of twenty three and man of twenty two', 1990
            'Faced with a view', William Packer, Financial Times, Tuesday 15 Sept 1992
            'What's On' magazine, Simon Corbin, 7-14 October 1992
            Robin Gibson 'Spotlight': Stephen Finer', Modern Painters vol 4, No 4 Winter Issue
            Contemporary Art, Volume 2, Green Book Limited

            'Face Lift for Portrait Gallery', William Packer, The Financial Times , Friday November 19, 1993

          Ian McKay 'The Portrait..When?', Contemporary Art, Winter Issue
            Simon Tait, The Observer 6 Feb 1994  
            'Greenwich Time', 'Finer Art', 1 July 1994

            Ian McKay 'What's on in London', July 6-July 13
            Greenwich Guide
            Finer Art', This is London, 1 July 1994
            'Article of Faith' by Colin Wiggins, Art Review, Summer Issue 1994
            John Windsor, The Sunday Review, The Independent on Sunday
            The Sunday Review, 18 September 1994
            catalogue introduction by Norbert Lynton, exhibition, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

            'Gallery Round-up', The Daily Telegraph, Wednesday April 16
            'Hot Tickets: Galleries', Nicholas Drake, ES Magazine, 28 April
            'What's On' magazine May 3-May 10 illustration
            'Worthwhile hanging around the galleries', Jewish Chronicle, 5 May
            'Hot Air', July-Sept 1995 (illustration: 'David Bowie' 1994)
            'Features: Beauty and the beastly portrait', Elizabeth Grice, Daily 
            Telegraph,Thursday Sept 28 1995
            'Pop Art', Celia Lyttelton, Tatler October 1995
            Diary, ‘The people of the Booker’, Jeremy Lester, Jewish Chronicle, 7 November 

            'Men on Women' exhibition catalogue (illus.)

            'Crankin Out' illustration: 'David Bowie'
            'Photo Finish', Times Diary, Jasper Gerard, The Times, Saturday 31 Jan 1998

            'British Art 1900-1998' catalogue illus: 'Marlene Dietrich on Stage', Agnew's
            'Harpers & Queen', January

            'National Coup for city art gallery', Bath Chronicle, 12 Jan 1999
            'The Body Beautiful', Bath Chronicle, 18 Jan 1999
            'Face to face with an actress who now champions animals', Bath Observer, 21 Jan 1999
            Menningarlíf, Freysteinn Jóhannsson, Thursday 18th march 1999, Iceland
            Kunst und Politik der Farbe: Gainsboroughs Portraitmalerei by Bettina Gockel, Gebr. Mann         

            ‘Burning Gold’ by Howard Thomas

            'Images of a Lifetime', Modern Painters, Winter 1999
            Stephen Finer: Presence and Identity' by Martin Golding, Modern Painters, Spring 2000
            'Heath's Private View', Private Eye, June 2000
            'Painting the Century 101 Portrait Masterpieces 1900-2000', by Robin Gibson introduction by Norbert Lynton 
            (illus:'David Bowie and Iman' by Stephen Finer), National Portrait Gallery, London
             link:    'Art Decade...well  Month Actually', David Bowie official blog,17 Oct 2000

            'The Fame of the Pose' by Hugh Pearman, Sunday Times Magazine (illustration: 'David Bowie and Iman' cover & article), 
            22 October 2000

           link:   'Last Chance To See David and Iman', David Bowie official blog, 25 Jan 2001
          link:   davidbowie.com/news/new-Stephen finer-exhibition
link:   ‘Iman and David Bowie’ see July 1 on David Bowie Wonderworld 
             Chichester Observer, July 12 2001 illus: 'Patrick Garland and Alexandra Bastedo', front page & page 5 
             Alexandra Bastedo & Patrick Garland,Pallant House exhibition photo & article:Johnson Press

            'Another Finer Mr and Mrs Jones' bowiewonderworld    illus: Iman & David Bowie 'Iman and David Bowie',July 2001
            'Passport to Pleasure...', West Sussex Gazette, 9 August 2002
            'Nothing could be Finer...', by Andrew White illus: 'Iman' , 2000 by Stephen Finer, Southern Daily Echo, Friday 17 August 2001 
            'When is a portrait not a portrait?' by Charles Saumarez Smith, The Daily Telegraph, 19 Sept 2001
Reuters article by Emma Ross-Thompson, Nov 2001
            'A Life' by Gabriel Josipovici, London Magazine Editions

            Good Looking, Feb-April 2002

            'Bowie and Dietrich come to Charleston (illus:'David Bowie' and 'Patrick Garland' by Stephen Finer), Spectrum 2002
            'Finer comes to Charleston' (illus: 'Patrick Garland and Alexandra Bastedo' by Stephen Finer), 
            Eastbourne Herald, Friday 8 March 2002

            'Sitting Stars' by Unity Wroe (Illus: 'Patrick Garland and Alexandra Bastedo'), The Argus, Friday 15 March 2002
            'Intimacy and Mortality Finer's People' by Robin Gibson illustrated essay published by The Charleston Trust
            The Insight (illus:'David Bowie', 2000 by Stephen Finer) Issue 52, April 2002
            'Charleston Diary', Canvas, May 2002 Issue 3 
            'Date', (illustrated: David Bowie' 1994 by Stephen Finer), Denmark
            The Elmbridge Lifestyle Magazine', March 2004 (cover: 'Naked woman')

            Esher News and Mail, 17 March 2004 (illus.)
            Cobham News and Mail, 17 March 2004 (illus).
            ‘Stephen Finer Paintings’ intoduction by Robin Gibson (illus)

  link: 'Stephen Finer' pdf

            ‘Stephen Finer’ (illustrated), Surrey Monocle, March 2006
            Kingston Time & Leisure, Issue 18 April 2006
            Elmbridge Magazine, April 2006
            ‘Pictures with Character’ by Nancy Groves (illustrated: ‘Yehudi Menuhin’), Surrey Comet, Wednesday March 1, 2006
            ‘Finer’s face of art’, by Nancy Groves (‘illustrated ‘Yehudi Menuhin’). Esher & Cobham Guardian, Thursday  March  2, 2006
            Female Focus,  July, Spain
            Xpat magazine, August, Spain
            ‘Every Great Country Must Have its Portrait Gallery’, Jamie Portman, CanWest News Service, Thursday, October 12 2006, 
            National Post, Canada

            ‘Why no great country should be without a portrait gallery', Jamie Portman, Thursday, October 12, 2006, 
            The Ottawa Citizen, Canada

            ‘Looking Forward 30 Contemporary artists’, Agnew’s London

            ‘Literature, Reading with Purpose’, illus: ‘Patrick Garland and Alexandra Bastedo’, Glencoe Publishing, McGraw Hill, USA
            RTN: ‘EXCLUSIVE ART AT RTN LOUNGE’, by Jack Troughton, 24 May 2007
            Arts Magazine, November, France
            Visual arts Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times, December 6 2008

            Teacher Handbook, National Foundation for Educational Research

            'Stephen Finer Paintings & Watercolours', Art Space Gallery  
            ‘A Walk in the Park & Tide Lines: Retracing a Story’, Towner, May 2010

            Art Quarterly, (illustrated: ‘Naked woman standing with arms crossed’) Summer 2010
link: 'FLASHBACK', Art Space Gallery 
           The Alleynian, Summer 2011, No.698
           'Kitaj: ', Abbot Hall Art Gallery

        link: Maxs Kansas City - Art To The Max:StephenFiner, 23 January 2012
          link: 'People...who read People...are the luckiest people at the National Portrait Gallery', The Purple Passport
          link: 'Duncan Hume Dancing and other People' catalogue, Art Space Gallery
          link: Interview Magazine, New York, Sept 2012 
          Portrait of the Day:David Bowie, talk by Emily Worth & leaflet (illustrated),National Portrait Gallery, 21 April 2013 
          link: National Portrait Gallery, Philip Storm, visitmuseums.com, 2013
          Pallant House Gallery Magazine, July-October 2013, No 30
          'Becoming a Londoner' by David Plante, Bloomsbury Publishing
          'Lives of the Engineers:Visualizations of the Industrial Revolution in the Work of R.B. Kitaj' by Francis Marshall, Visual Culture in Britain

          link: 'In the Frame: Plymouth's Portraits revealed' illus: 'Head of a woman by Stephen Finer

          link: 'Merlyn Driver recording and other paintings' catalogue, introduction: 'Painting my Music' by Merlyn Driver 
          Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting by Catherine Lampert, Thames & Hudson
William Boyd (illus: David Bowie by Stephen Finer)
          Merlyn Drtiver's kickstarter EP launch (prints of  Merlyn Driver paintings by Stephen Finer)
          link: Artwork in focus:Patrick Garland  Art.UK 
          link: ArtUK Newsletter #5 , 19 April 2016
          link: 'A Portrait of Bowie' ed. Brian Hiatt




photo link:: Lucian Freud,Frank & Julia Auerbach,Stephen Finer,R.B. Kitaj, NPG Collection

                                                           Seated naked woman with arm raised (watercolour)  
Seated naked woman with arm raised watercolour 

                                                                                Face (watercolour)  Face watercolour

link: Youtube: David Bowie and Iman



link: Youtube: Marlene Dietrich


link: Youtube:Stephen Finer by Mekoart


link: Facebook: Marlene Dietrich by Stephen Finer



Fine Art Print of Marlene Dietrich by Stephen FinerMarlene Dietrich Iman, 1995 by Stephen FinerIman, 1995
David Bowie and Iman, 1995 by Stephen Finer David Bowie and Iman, 1995

Patrick Garland and Alexandra Bastedo, 1998 by Stephen Finer

Patrick Garland and Alexandra Bastedo, 1998

Fine Art Print of Iman, left hand panel of Diptych, 2000 by Stephen Finer Fine Art Print of David Bowie, right hand panel of Diptych, 2000 by Stephen FinerIman and David Bowie
Fine Art Print of Head of a woman, 1999 by Stephen FinerHead of a woman, 1999

Fine Art Print of Head of a woman, 1992 by Stephen Finer Head of a woman, 1992
Fine Art Print of Untitled, 1993 by Stephen FinerUntitled, 1993

Fine Art Print of Head of a woman, 1992 by Stephen FinerHead of a woman, 1992
Fine Art Print of Nude woman, 1991-92 by Stephen FinerNude woman, 1991-92

Fine Art Print of Patrick Garland, 2000 by Stephen FinerPatrick Garland, 2000, collection: University of Sussex
Fine Art Print of Alexandra Bastedo with short hair, 1998 by Stephen FinerAlexandra Bastedo with short hair, 1998
Fine Art Print of A woman, 1992 by Stephen FinerA woman, 1992

Naked man and naked woman, lying back with her arm outstretched
Naked man and naked woman, lying back with her arm outstretched, 1993-92
Fine Art Print of Marlene Dietrich, 2000 by Stephen FinerMarlene Dietrich (watercolour)

Fine Art Print of Marlene Dietrich, 2000 by Stephen FinerMarlene Dietrich
Fine Art Print of Gill Bastedo, 1997 by Stephen FinerGill Bastedo, 1997

Fine Art Print of Sir Morris Finer, 1999 by Stephen FinerSir Morris Finer, 1999, collection: Pallant House Gallery

Fine Art Print of Gill Bastedo and Stephen Finer, 1998 by Stephen FinerGill Bastedo and Stephen Finer, 1998

Fine Art Print of Lord Shawcross, 1996 by Stephen FinerLord Shawcross, 1996 , collection: University of Sussex

Fine Art Print of Kitaj, 1994 by Stephen FinerKitaj, 1994 Fine Art Print of Kitaj with his hand on his head, 1995 by Stephen Finer
Kitaj with his hand on his head, 1995, collection: Los Angeles Museum of Art


Woman showering her hair in the bathWoman showering her hair in the bath
Two women and a man, 1986 by Stephen FinerTwo women and a man, 1986



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