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ID number:  BIRRC-A0019
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Campus Collection of Fine and Decorative Art
Artist / Maker:  Hepple, Norman (1908-1994)
Title / Object name:  Portrait of Sir Alex Jarratt
Object type:  Painting
Date made:  1985
Materials:  Oil on canvas
Measurements:  99.1 x 73.7 cm

Three quarter length seated portrait, the sitter turning to his left to face the viewer. He is wearing the Chancellor's robes coloured black with a gold trim and gold embelishment on the arms, with his hands crossed over his lap. Sitting in frount of a dark background.

Sir Alex Jarrett was Chancellor of the University of Birmingham from 1983 until 2002, suceeding Sir Peter Scott. During this time he chaired a Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals studying higher education policy, which resulted in the highly influential 'Jarratt Report'. He was a prominent industrialist and businessman, and after beginning his career in the civil service in 1949 he went on to become Chairman of the publishing company Reed International.

Norman Hepple (1908-1994), was a London born artist and the son of painter Robert Hepple.

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