Arnold Machin

From humble beginnings as a potteries apprentice Arnold Machin rose to become an acclaimed sculptor creating the iconic bas-relief portrait of Her Majesty the Queen used on all Royal Mail definitive issue stamps.

Patricia Machin

Patricia Machin was born in 1921 and studied painting at Goldsmith's where her tutor was Leonard Applebee. Finding inspiration from the Old Masters and still-life, she was an established painter, illustrator, designer and author.

Francis Machin

Architect, sculptor, businessman and painter, Francis Machin was a talented designer responsible for a range of conservatories and garden buildings still seen throughout the United Kingdom, United States and Europe.

Our current long term projects are listed below. These are typically 2 - 3 year programmes, occasionally longer and involve supporting figurative artists or public education in the figurative arts.

The Foundation is delighted to have provided grant support to the Royal Academy Schools for their print studio refurbishment.

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Arnold Machin's South Kensington Studio is still in active use today. A wide range of drawing classes are available.

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