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Alan Sillitoe portrait unveiled at university
Portrait of Alan Sillitoe by Edward Sellman
Edward Sellman's portrait of Nottinghamshire writer Alan Sillitoe

A portrait of Alan Sillitoe has been donated to the University of Nottingham by a local lecturer.

Edward Sellman, who paints in his spare time, produced the picture of Mr Sillitoe after visiting him in 2009.

The portrait was unveiled in the foyer of the Dearing Building, on the Jubilee Campus on Monday, 11 January, 2010.

The Campus is built on the former site of the Raleigh factory, one of the locations of Sillitoe's famous novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.

Alan Sillitoe, who lives in Notting Hill, London, could not make it to the unveiling but he has seen a copy of the painting and said that he liked it.

However, Alan's son, David, was there. He said:

"[The portrait] is coming from a strong photographic tradition. I can appreciate the composition, the cropping and the use of colour.

"I like it and I think he would like it too."

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