Ben Uri collection

Weighing In

Artist information

Name Michael Salaman (1911-1987)

Born Porlock, Devon, England

Died London, England

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Salaman was born in Porlock, Somerset, part of an artistic family which included his sister Merula Salaman (1914-2000). He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art under Henry Tonks (1928-31), under Albert Rutherston at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford (1930-31), then in Paris at the Academie Ranson (1933-34). He later taught at Camberwell and Chelsea Schools of Art between the 1940s and mid-1960s.

Object Details

Object type painting

Medium oil on canvas

Materials and techniques oil (medium) canvas (support)

Unframed 90.5 x (dimension missing) cm

Framed 105.9 x 85.6 cm

Acquisition loan from Anne Salaman

Accession number 1996-5i

Display status not on display

Salaman's work often focuses on scenes of isolation and loneliness.

Selected exhibition history

1996 Michael Salaman

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