DSC_0238.jpg
John Law Walker

In 1948, Sir Lawrence Olivier adapted the screenplay from William Shakespeare’s, “Hamlet” and brought the play to the big screen. Olivier also produced and directed the film as well as starred in the feature role as Hamlet. The film received major accolades, and consequently won the Academy Award for Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Film. Upon the film’s release in the United States, American WPA artist John Law Walker was commissioned to paint Olivier’s life-size portrait as “Young Hamlet.” The painting then toured Europe and America as the film was circulated and seen.

 

MARKET

Trigg Ison Fine Art Presents: Sir Laurence Olivier as Young Hamlet

John Law Walker
John Law Walker

Sir Laurence Olivier as Young Hamlet

Embedded1618321640636
Embedded1618321640636

Roger Kellaway, Robert McIntosh, and Trigg Ison 92nd Birthday Exhibition of Robert McIntosh March 8, 2008

Embedded1618321640443
Embedded1618321640443

John Law Walker
John Law Walker

Sir Laurence Olivier as Young Hamlet

1/5

For a closer look, please click on a painting below.