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Trained at the Slade School of Fine Art and The

Courtauld Institute of Art, Philippa Abrahams is an artist, conservator, museum education consultant and teacher. She is an expert on historic materials and painting and drawing techniques. Philippa has made a speciality of trying to understand by doing rather than theorising.


Philippa has contributed to several television and radio programmes, advising on techniques and materials and demonstrating the working methods of artists, including Michelangelo, Titian, Seurat and Whistler. Her most recent publication, Beneath the Surface, A Thousand Years of How Artists Made Their Work is published by Frances Lincoln.


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