Norman Charles Blamey studied at the Regent Street Polytechnic School of Art between 1931 and 1937. Best known for his portraits and depictions of Church ritual, Blamey later returned to teach at the Polytechnic, before he moved on to the Chelsea School of Art. Blamey became an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1970 and an Academician in 1975.
Blamey’s style was generally that of detailed realism, with his later career marked by a series of portrait commissions.
The University Art Collection holds one portrait by Norman Blamey.