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ID number:  BIRRC-A0218
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Campus Collection of Fine and Decorative Art
Artist / Maker:  Gross, Peter B. (1924-1987)
Title / Object name:  Portrait of Professor F. H. Garner
Object type:  Painting
Culture:  British
Date made:  1960
Materials:  Oil on canvas
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The figure shown in this portrait is Professor F. H. Garner, who was a noted Professor of Chemical Engineering, and also a collector of Delftwares. He graduated in Chemistry from Birmingham University in 1915 and did not return there until 1942, at which point he was given a chair. During his time at Birmingham University he was, among other things, closely associated with the establishment of the Lodge-Tinkler cracking plant, to advance this process that had been developed by Oliver Lodge and Frank Tinkler. The portrait shows him seated in academic robes writing in his office.

Notes:  Did not appear to be in this room. (24/09/18)

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