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.

We are delighted to announce that Sean Steadman, currently at the Royal Academy Schools, has been awarded the Machin prize for 2014. Sean is a painter producing large scale ambitious works with a strong feel for materials.

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The Foundation website has been very quiet for some time as the Trustees make plans for the future direction of the Foundation.

Until 2008 we were based at the Shropshire home of our Founder and Director, Francis Machin - who sadly died suddenly in April 2007.

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The Royal Academy of Arts will celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with an exhibition from 25th May to 12th August.

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The news section contains useful information about exhibitions and events that involve Arnold, Patricia or Francis Machin, or the Foundation.

There will be an exhibition of drawings and sculptures of Her Majesty the Queen at the Potteries Museum, Stoke-on-Trent opening in November 2012.

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