Oil painting: Michael Eavis by Jason Walker (b. 1970), Oil on canvas, 2006. Holburne Contemporary Portrait Prize 2004 commission.

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Museum number

2006.2

Object

Oil painting: Michael Eavis by Jason Walker (b. 1970), Oil on canvas, 2006. Holburne Contemporary Portrait Prize 2004 commission.

Gallery label

Jason Walker (b. 1970)
Michael Eavis
2006
Oil on canvas


After a visit to the 1969 Bath Blues Festival, dairy farmer Michael Eavis decided to organise a similar event on his own farm. “I liked pop music and people so it seemed like a good idea to put the two together”, and so the Glastonbury Festival was born.

Cornwall-based Jason Walker is becoming widely known for his sensitive portraits and thoughtful still lifes. He has used one of the banners from the festival to create a dynamic backdrop to this portrait.

2006.2

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