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Norfolk's "Mini Monet" exhibits work alongside his artistic hero

Kieron Williamson.
Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The Norfolk schoolboy dubbed "Mini Monet" is staging his latest summer art exhibition - featuring his own paintings and those of his hero.

Kieron Williamson, who was a multi millionaire at only 11, already has a big collection of work by Edward Seago that he bought with his earnings.

It is now 40 years since the artist's death. He was a favourite of the Queen Mother and taught Prince Philip and Prince Charles to paint.

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Norfolk: 'Mini Monet' stages his latest exhibition

Kieron Williamson.
Kieron Williamson. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Norfolk boy dubbed Mini Monet is staging his latest summer exhibition - featuring his own paintings and those of his hero - Edward Seago.

Kieron Williamson, a multi millionaire at only 11, has a big collection of Seago's bought with his earnings.

It's 40 years since the death of Seago, who was a favourite of the Queen Mother and taught Prince Philip and Prince Charles to paint.

Stolen Matisse painting found in Essex

Henri Matisse painting Le Jardin, worth £620,000
Henri Matisse painting Le Jardin, worth £620,000

A Henri Matisse painting worth £620,000 stolen from a Swedish art gallery 22 years ago has been recovered in Essex.

The 1920 oil painting, Le Jardin was taken by thieves in the early hours of 11 May 1987 from the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm.

The whereabouts of the painting remained a mystery for more than two decades.

Henri Matisse painting Le Jardin, worth £620,000
Henri Matisse painting Le Jardin, worth £620,000

Battle to keep Egyptian statue in Northamptonshire

Northampton Borough Council wants to sell the Egyptian statue
Northampton Borough Council wants to sell the Egyptian statue Credit: ITV Anglia

A group has been set up to fight the sale of an ancient Egyptian statue by Northampton Borough Council. The statue which dates back to 2400 BC, was brought to the county in the middle of the 19th century.

The council says the two million pound million object is not a "key part" of Northampton's heritage and will use money from the sale for museum services. But the Save Sekhemka Action Group hopes to prevent the sale.

Fitzwilliam Museum raised millions to buy masterpiece

Nicolas Poussin's 'Extreme Unction'
Nicolas Poussin's 'Extreme Unction' Credit: ITV Anglia

The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge has raised the £3.9 million needed to buy Nicolas Poussin's masterpiece Extreme Unction.

The target has been reached after the Heritage Lottery Fund gave the museum a grant of over three million pounds. The rest of the money was donated by the public and charities.

The picture is actually valued at fourteen million pounds but the Fitzwilliam has been able to buy it under the Government's Acceptance in Lieu scheme. It's hoped the painting will go on display in Cambridge next month.

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Norfolk student in Young Masters shortlist

Georgia Dodson with one of her paintings
Georgia Dodson with one of her paintings Credit: NUCA

A student at Norwich University College of the Arts has reached the shortlist of the national Young Masters competition.

Georgia Dodson, from Attleborough, is preparing to graduate in the college's MA Fine Art course.

One of Georgia's Forest Floor paintings
One of Georgia's Forest Floor paintings Credit: NUCA

She's been selected with 26 other emerging artists around the UK whose work combines innovation with awareness of the Old Masters of the past.

Her paintings can be seen alongside the work of other graduating students at the NUCA MA Degree Show on Friday 31 August until 4th September.

Phone box is a glass act

Mellis artists with their finished work
Mellis artists with their finished work Credit: Valerie Hall

A telephone box bought for a £1 has been transformed into a work of art.

Mellis Parish Council in Suffolk bought the decommissioned phone box and held a village meeting to decide what to do with it.

Stained glass artist Hilary Beal suggested creating Stained Glass windows as part of a community art project.

The finished work was unveiled by Radio 4's Martha Kearney.

Hilary Beal tries out the phone box
Hilary Beal tries out the phone box Credit: Valerie Hall
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