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Noel Coward
(1899 — 1973)

Coward is more famously remembered for his plays, music, acting and cabaret; however he was also a significant artist and collector. His work was wonderfully bright and bold with some times humorous! Coward travelled extensively, reflecting bold Jamaican colours in his picture of a naked man sun bathing next to two smiling nuns on a bench titled, “What is She Telling Her Beads?” Coward’s work reflected his sense of humour and risk taking. He had an excellent eye and his collection grew throughout his artistic years. Much of his collection was made up from gifts he acquired from his numerous famous friends including Elizabeth Taylor. Coward’s work is still being collected today and his legacy continues both on stage and in the arts.