Arnold Machin

From humble beginnings as a potteries apprentice Arnold Machin rose to become an acclaimed sculptor creating the iconic bas-relief portrait of Her Majesty the Queen used on all Royal Mail definitive issue stamps.

Patricia Machin

Patricia Machin was born in 1921 and studied painting at Goldsmith's where her tutor was Leonard Applebee. Finding inspiration from the Old Masters and still-life, she was an established painter, illustrator, designer and author.

Francis Machin

Architect, sculptor, businessman and painter, Francis Machin was a talented designer responsible for a range of conservatories and garden buildings still seen throughout the United Kingdom, United States and Europe.

The Machin Arts Foundation supports the advancement of the education of the public in figurative art, in particular of the work of Arnold Machin OBE RA and Patricia Machin.

The Foundation curates the Machin Collection and Archive including the original drawings, designs and sculptures used by Arnold Machin in his work on decimal coinage the Definitive Issue postage. We support exhibitions around the United Kingdom with loans from our archive.

The Foundation also supports talented figurative artists with access to studio space, mentoring and financial asisstance.