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Topic: MI6's official painter

The painter James Hart Dyke was given "full Access" to the MI6 to make paintings. Here are some of the results:



Agent giving information to SIS officer

https://imperialblack.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/shapeimage_6-1.jpeg



Liason meeting

https://imperialblack.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/shapeimage_16-1.jpeg



Oluf  Reed- Olsen

Based of a WWII photo of a Norwegian SIS agent transmitting to the UK

http://jameshartdyke.webmate.me/James_Hart_Dyke_official_website/A_year_with_MI6_files/DSC_0006-filtered.jpg




Meeting an agent

http://www.delahuntyfineart.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/James-Hart-Dyke-Meeting-an-Agent-700x509.jpg


There are more, but there are some of the ones I found interesting

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James Hart Dyke is a Bondian painter, if that's possible. He like to hike in the mountains and paint there:


http://zoneonearts.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/James-Hart-Dyke.jpg


He has made a series of paintings about Aston Martin

http://cdn.thegentlemansjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/James-Hart-Dyke.jpg


He also went to Afghanistan to paint the war:

http://www.outshoot.ru/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/james-hart-dyke-21.jpg

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Good stuff!

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Interesting. The concept is rather like those inside court paintings of witnesses and defendants that you see on the News here in the UK.

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Amazing, I didn't think they still had official war artists .

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Very cool, it's a cool style that he paints. The second image reminds me of the Connery/Moore MI6 sets.

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If they ever print a more expensive edition of Fleming's novels, James Hart Dyke would be great at painting the illustrations.