Painting of Alan Turing

Everybody has heard of Alan Turing. Codebreaker, mathematician, homosexual and philosopher, he famously worked at Bletchley Park deciphering encrypted messages by the German Enigma machine, which helped the war effort by giving vital information to the Allies.  Sadly and rather cruelly he was arrested in 1952 for homosexuality, his security clearance was withdrawn meaning he could no longer work at GCHQ (the successor to Bletchley Park) and committed suicide 2 years later.

Fabulous Masterpieces was asked to hand-paint a portrait of Alan Turing in the style of Van Gogh based on a old black and white photograph.

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And a close up of the Van Gogh style portrait of Alan Turing…..

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Would you like an oil portrait of somebody that you admire or a family member?

Our portraits from photos take roughly 4 weeks to complete. Once finished we will email you a high-resolution photograph of your finished portrait. Should you wish to make any slight amendments to your oil painting then please let us know, we want you to be thrilled with your portrait. Please note that once you’ve approved your portrait no further changes can be made. We then require a further week or 2 to make sure the oils have sufficiently dried before we can safely deliver your oil portrait to you.

 

 

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Simply click on the front cover to open the magazine and if you have any questions or would like any advice on commissioning a portrait, please email Tim – tim@fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk

 

Looking for more information on Alan Turing?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing

http://www.turing.org.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27701207

 

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