This drawing is one of a few works given to Ian Kellam by Stanley Spencer in the last two years before the artist died in 1959.
Ian Kellam was born in Sheffield, England in 1933. As a young chorister he studied with Dr. Tustin Baker, organist at Sheffield Cathedral. He later studied with Herbert Sumsion at Gloucester Cathedral, and then with Howard Ferguson at the Royal Academy of Music in London. At the time he was studying at The Royal Academy of Music where he met Daphne Charleton who then introduced him to Stanley Spencer. They became good freinds and Ian would often play the piano at Stanley’s home.