Patrick George studied at Edinburgh College of Art and later Camberwell School of Art under William Coldstream. From 1949 he taught at the Slade School where he was appointed Professor of Fine Art in 1985.
This is a portrait of the painter, Natalie Dower. George uses restrained colours and clear outlines to convey her striking presence as she sits in a stark interior. The artist wrote ‘we sat for each other alternate hours …The portrait Natalie Dower painted of me was abandoned’.