An exclusive collection of 16 original portraits of famous icons with dementia has been created for The Alzheimer’s Show by a range of acclaimed and talented artists. The collection features ‘Memorable Icons’ who either lived with or are living with dementia and includes Baroness Margaret Thatcher, Sir Harold Wilson, Charles Bronson, Prunella Scales, Sugar Ray Robinson and Betty Schwartz.
This unique project was commissioned by Ian Craigton Chambers of Ravenous For Art to help raise awareness of dementia and is being delivered in collaboration with Draw Events – organisers of The Alzheimer’s Show – and the Bounce Alzheimer’s Therapy (BAT) Foundation. The original artworks are for sale and limited edition prints will also be available to buy: 25% of the proceeds will go towards staging further Alzheimer’s awareness events, as well as supporting the BAT Foundation’s research programme and the charity’s specialist equipment development, installation and staff training initiative in care homes nationwide.
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Alzheimer’s in the Frame project – including ‘Betty Schwartz (née Robinson)’ oil painting – artist Anca Jitariu
Betty became the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in run track, 1928
We invite you to see and read about her historical success and incredible story: watch video here / read about Betty R. Schwartz
‘Alzheimer’s in the Frame – Memorable Icons’ – exhibition with a private view at prestigious Gallery Elena Shchukina, Mayfair, London
and second viewing at Alzheimer’s Show, Olympia Center, London
(16 artworks, mixed media)