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link: online catalogue: 'Duncan Hume Dancing and other People' 

                                           Duncan Hume dancing aged 38    Duncan Hume dancing aged 38 (rt panel of diptych)                

Stephen Finer paintings in Bridgeman Art Library

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


1980      British Art 1940-80 from the Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery London
1984      Collazione Inglese ll, Venice Biennale, Italy
1990      Academician’s Choice -Finer chosen by Kitaj, Mall Galleries London, The Eye Gallery, Bristol
1993/94 The Portrait Now, National Portrait Gallery London
1996      The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London - Finer invited by Martin Gayford
1997/98  Men on Women, Oriel Theatr Clwyd, Bodelwyddan Castle, School of Art Museum & Art Gallery,

1998      50 Contemporary Self Portraits, Six Chapel Row Bath
2000/01 Painting the Century 101 Portrait Masterpieces 1900 to 2000 National Portrait Gallery London
2003     The National Portrait Gallery Collects, Bodelwyddan Castle, Wales
2006     ‘An American Abroad Sandra Fisher and her School of London Friends’, New York Studio School,
            New York
2011     'The Art of Giving', Towner, Sussex
2013     'People and Portraits', Towner, Sussex
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

Towner Gallery
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

University of Sussex

loan to National Lottery Charities Board from Art Council

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


Kitaj with his hand on his head Los Angeles County Museum of  Art 


 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, 1960

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


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

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

            '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   
            '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   
            'The Face', 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
            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

'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

            'Another Finer Mr and Mrs Jones' www.bowiewonderworld.com  illus: 'Iman and David Bowie' by Stephen Finer, 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
            'A Life' by Gabriel Josipovici, London Magazine Editions      
            Reuters article by Emma Ross-Thompson, Nov 2001

            '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

            '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: Portraits and Reflections', Abbot Hall Art Gallery
          ART TO THE MAX, Max's Kansas City, 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
          link: 'Portrait of the Day:David Bowie' talk by Emily Worth & leaflet (illustrated),National Portrait Gallery, 21 April 2013 

                                                            Seated naked woman with arm raised watercolour 

                                                           Face (watercolour)  Face watercolour   

link:Marlene Dietrich by Stephen Finer on Facebook

Fine Art Print of Iman, 1995 by Stephen FinerIman, 1995

Fine Art Print of Patrick Garland and Alexandra Bastedo, 1998 by Stephen FinerPatrick Garland and Alexandra Bastedo, 1998

Fine Art Print of Iman, left hand panel of Diptych, 2000 by Stephen FinerFine Art Print of David Bowie, right hand panel of Diptych, 2000 by Stephen Finer Iman and David Bowie

Fine Art Print of Naked woman, right hand panel of a diptych, 1990 by Stephen FinerFine Art Print of Naked man, left hand panel of a diptych, 1990 by Stephen FinerNaked woman and naked man, 1990

Fine Art Print of Two women and a man, 1986 by Stephen FinerTwo women and a man, 1986

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 Patrick Garland, 2000 by Stephen FinerPatrick Garland, 2000

Fine Art Print of Naked man and naked woman, lying back with her arm outstretched, 1993-94 by Stephen FinerNaked man and naked woman, lying back with her arm outstretched 1993-92

Fine Art Print of A woman, 1992 by Stephen FinerA woman, 1992

Fine Art Print of Alexandra Bastedo with short hair, 1998 by Stephen FinerAlexandra Bastedo with short hair, 1998

Fine Art Print of Marlene Dietrich, 2000 by Stephen FinerMarlene Dietrich (watercolour)

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

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

Fine Art Print of Kitaj, 1994 by Stephen FinerKitaj, 1994

Fine Art Print of Kitaj with his hand on his head, 1995 by Stephen FinerKitaj with his hand on his head, 1995

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all images © copyright Stephen Finer


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