Alzheimer's in the Frame: 'Memorable Icons'

An exclusive collection of 16 original portraits of famous icons with dementia has been created for The Alzheimer’s Show by a range of acclaimed and talented artists. The collection features ‘Memorable Icons’ who either lived with or are living with dementia and includes Baroness Margaret Thatcher, Sir Harold Wilson, Charles Bronson, Prunella Scales and Sugar Ray Robinson.

This unique project was commissioned by Ian Craigton Chambers of Ravenous For Art to help raise awareness of dementia and is being delivered in collaboration with Draw Events – organisers of The Alzheimer’s Show – and the Bounce Alzheimer’s Therapy (BAT) Foundation.

Eleven of the portraits are in paint, three are in fine art print, one is a collage of glass and one is in cross stitch. This eclectic mix of styles and techniques by a group of exceptionally talented artists – including Robert Adam, Anna Carter and Lesley Ennis – has resulted in an eye-catching and thought-provoking collection. These portraits represent the first phase of a two-year project. By the end of the second phase, a total of 40 portraits will be completed.

 The original artwork are for sale and limited edition prints will also be available to buy: 25% of the proceeds will go towards staging further Alzheimer’s awareness events, as well as supporting the BAT Foundation’s research programme and the charity’s specialist equipment development, installation and staff training initiative in care homes nationwide.

For more information or to purchase an artwork contact Nigel Ward on 01892 723 195 or email nward@drawevents.co.uk

MEMORABLE ICONS Series Part I No: 1

Artist: Trish Wylie
Portrait Subject: Charles Bronson 1921 – 2003
An American Actor whose prolific career included many epic films, such as The Magnificent Seven and Once Upon a Time in the West.

Portrait Size 10’ x 4’             £ 11,250.00

MEMORABLE ICONS Series Part I No: 2

Artist: Ben Dickson
Portrait Subject: Willem de Kooning 1904-1997
Highly acclaimed Dutch American abstract expressionist artist

Portrait Size 43 x 33 cms           £ 425.00

MEMORABLE ICONS Series Part I No: 3

Artist: Robert Adam
Portrait Subject: Peter Falk 1927-2011
American Actor best known for his role as the eponymous Lieutenant Columbo in the long running television series Columbo.

Portrait Size: 60 x 50 cms             £ 1,875.00

MEMORABLE ICONS Series Part I No: 4

Artists: Anna Carter & Lesley Ennis – Sea on Glass Studio
Portrait Subject: Jack Lord 1920-1998
American Actor best known for his portrayal of Detective Steve McGarrett in the television series Hawaii Five-O and the original Felix Leiter in the first Bond Film, Dr No.

Portrait Size: 50 x 36 x12 cms           £ 2,500.00

MEMORABLE ICONS Series Part I No: 5

Artist: Les Ives
Portrait Subject Burgess Meredith 1907-1997
A well-loved and very versatile American Actor who’s many parts included the Trainer in the Rocky Films and the Penguin in Batman TV series.

Portrait Size 33 x 44 cms             £ 415.00

MEMORABLE ICONS Series Part I No: 6

Artist: Leona Angus
Portrait Subject: Dame Margaret Rutherford 1892-1972
A much loved English character actress and Oscar winner

Portrait Size 31 x 38 cms           £ 3,750.00

MEMORABLE ICONS Series Part I No: 7

Artist: Jesse de Freitas
Portrait Subject: Sir Terry Pratchett OBE 1948-2015
Celebrated author of the extremely successful Discworld fantasy novels series and lauded for his work as a Dementia advocate.

Portrait size: 100 x 70 cms             £ 4,375.00

MEMORABLE ICONS Series Part I No: 8

Artist: Gerard Byrne
Portrait Subject: Sugar Ray Robinson 1921-1989
Legendary American Professional Boxer frequently cited as one of the greatest boxer of all time.

Portrait Size: 100 x 120 cms             £ 10,000.00

MEMORABLE ICONS Series Part I No: 9

Artist: Robert Adam
Portrait Subject: Norman Rockwell 1894-1978
A famous American Artist, best known for his The Saturday Evening Post magazine covers illustrations, which he produced over nearly five decades.

Painting Size: 60 x 50 cms               £ 1,875.00

MEMORABLE ICONS Series Part I No: 10

Artist: Stuart Parker
Portrait Subject: Prunella Scales CBE 1932 –
Much loved English actress best known for her role as Basil Fawlty’s wife Sybil in Fawlty Towers

Portrait Size: 61 x 46 cms                 £ 1,000.00

MEMORABLE ICONS Series Part I No: 11

Artist: Anca Jitariu
Portrait Subject: Betty Schwartz 1911-1999
Gold Medallist & winner of the first Olympic 100m for women

Portrait Size 60 cms x 90 cms           £ 2,500.00

MEMORABLE ICONS Series Part I No: 12

Artist: Charles Uzell-Edwards aka Pure Evil
Portrait Subject: Baroness Thatcher LG OM PC FRS FRIC 1925-2013
Margaret Thatcher, British Conservative Prime Minister 1979 to 1990

Portrait Size: 120 x 120 cms             SOLD

MEMORABLE ICONS Series Part I No: 13

Artist: Paul Wright
Portrait Subject Baron Wilson of Rievaulx KG OBE PC FRS FSS 1916-1995
Harold Wilson, Labour Prime Minister 1964 to 1970 & 1974 to 1976

Portrait Size 110 x 110 cms.           £ 6,250.00

MEMORABLE ICONS Series Part I No: 14

Artist: Pedro Demetriou
Portrait Subject: Martin Peters MBE 1943 –
A celebrated sportsman & footballer and a member of the illustrious 1966 World Cup winning England squad.

Portrait Size: 42 x 30 cms           £ 312.50

MEMORABLE ICONS Series Part I No: 15

Artist: Min Cooper
Portrait Subject: Dame Jean Iris Murdoch DBE
Irish author and philosopher considered one of the greatest British writers of the 20th century.

Portrait size: 63 x 63 cms               £ 1,500.00

MEMORABLE ICONS Series Part I No: 16

Artist: Orson Kartt
Portrait Subject: Maurice Ravel
French composer.

Portrait size: 39 x 51 cms               SOLD