Frank Bellamy “Life Study” offered on eBay

There’s a rare chance to purchase one of TV Century 21 and Garth artist Frank Bellamy’s life studies over on eBay, art given to the seller by his wife.

Frank Bellamy “Life Study”

On his invaluable Frank Bellamy Checklist and Blog, Norman Boyd has frequently documented many life studies sold at auction over the past few years, and previously noted that Bellamy ran a life class whilst at Blamires’ Studio in Kettering – his first art job – which was a modest affair (“in both senses of the word!”, he commented back in 2008) and also, later, for the Studio Club, Piccadilly, London.

The club was run for artists and musicians, and was situated in the basement of 15, Swallow Street, and was founded in 1915. “I believe it was during the late Fifties and early Sixties that he committed loads of sketches of the female form to paper (I’m trying to avoid words that web-blockers will block!).”

Nancy Bellamy sold a number of these life studies after Frank’s death in 1976.

Frank Bellamy illustrators special
Invaluable – the Frank Bellamy illustrators special

Most of Bellamy’s life studies sell for relatively moderate prices compared with his comic strip art, and bidding is currently just £100, although expect that to rise.

If you are interested in finding out more about Frank Bellamy’s work than do bookmark The Frank Bellamy Checklist and Blog – and you should definitely take a look at the brilliant Frank Bellamy illustrators special, still available at Book Palace and Bud Plant.

Bid on the Frank Bellamy life study here on eBay

The Frank Bellamy Checklist and Blog

With thanks to Richard Sheaf

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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  1. Thanks very much, I’ve ordered a copy.

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