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NPG - National Portrait Gallery

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NPG - National Portrait Gallery
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London WC2H OHE
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Profile
Foundation year: 1856
 
 Artists
James Abbé  1883-1973, US
James Abbe Jr.  1912-1999
Berenice Abbott  1898-1991, US
Lemuel Francis Abbott  1760-1803, UK
Lady Julia Abercromby  1840-1915
J. Abot  , UK
Rudolph Ackermann  1764-1834, DE, UK
L. Acquarone  
Bryan Adams  1959, CA
Francis Edward Adams  
George Gammon Adams  1821-1898, UK
Gilbert Adams  1906-1996
John Adams  
Lucy Adams  
Marcus Adams  1875-1959
Walton Adams  1842-1934
Adams & Scanlan  
John Adams-Acton  1830-1910
Robert Adamson  1821-1848, UK
Charles Addams  1912-1988, US
Adelphi Studios Ltd  
John Adey  
Derek Adkins  -1994
Alfred Adlard  
Henry Adlard  
Sue Adler  1941
Eileen Agar  1904-1991, AR
John Samuel Agar  1770-1858
Lorenzo Agius  1962
Federico Agnelli  1626-1702
Agnew & Zanetti  
John Aikin  
William Aikman  1682-1731
A. Aitchison  
James Aitken  1760-1795
Jozef van Aken  1699-1749
William John Alais  
William Wolfe Alais  
Francesco Albani  1578-1660, IT
Edward Alcock  -1782
Mrs James Alderson  
Brian Aldrich  1965
John Aldridge  1905-1983, UK
John Alefounder  1757-1794
Daniel Asher Alexander  1768-1846
Simon Alexander  1968
William Alexander  1767-1816, UK
Pierre Michel Alix  1762-1817
Henry Alken  1776-1850, UK
David Allan  1744-1796
Ted Allan  1910-1993, US
William Allan  1782-1850, UK
Carel Allard  1648-1709
C.J. Allen  1862-1956, UK
Derek Allen  1925
Harry M. Allen  1907-1937
Joseph Allen  1769-1839
Allen & Moore  
Charles Allingham  
Helen Allingham  1848-1926, UK
Washington Allston  1779-1843, US
Lawrence Alma Tadema  1836-1912, NL, UK
Lady Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema  1852-1909, UK
Vincenzo Aloja  
F. Alymer  
Gabriele Ambrosio  1844-1918
Christopher Amey  1945
Jacopo Amigoni  1682-1752, IT
John Henry Amshewitz  1882-1942, UK
Emily Andersen  1956
Julian Anderson  1967
Percy Anderson  1851-1928
Stanley Anderson  1884-1966, UK
Anderson & Low  UK
Dietrich Ernst Andreae  1680-1734
Heinrich von Angeli  1840-1925, AT
Peter Angelis  1685-1734, FR
Samuel Angell  1800-1843
Margaret MacGregor Angus  1904-1993
William Angus  1752-1821
James Craig Annan  1864-1946, UK
Annan & Swan  
Pietro Annigoni  1910-1988, IT
Laura Anning Bell  1867-1950, FR
Mohamed Ansar  1962
Gordon Anthony  1902-1989
David Appleby  
Appleton & Co.  UK
Cyril Arapoff  1898-1976
Malcolm Arbuthnot  1877-1967
Argent Archer  1860-1932
Godfrey Argent  1937-2006
Avigdor Arikha  1929-2010, IL
Brian Aris  1946
Maxwell Ashby Armfield  1882-1972, UK
Henry Hugh Armstead  1828-1905, UK
James Charles Armytage  1820-1897
George Arnald  1763-1841, UK
John Arnison  1962, UK
Eve Arnold  1912-2012, US
Samuel James Arnold  -1808, UK
William Edward Arnold-Forster  1885-1951
Nicolas Arnoult  -1722, FR
Sven Arnstein  1957
Claude Arnulphy  1697-1786
Judith Aronson  1942
Sydney Arrobus  1901, UK
Artaria & Fontaine  
William Artaud  1763-1823
Richard Austin Artlett  1807-1873
Jean-François Artus  1823-1908
Alberto Arzoz  1964
David Ash  1964
Harry Ashby  1770-1855, UK
Julian Rossi Ashton  1851-1942
Hans Asper  1499-1571
James Asperne  1757-1820
Associated Press  
John Astley  1724-1787
Rhoda Astley  1731-1757
Thomas Athow  -1822, UK
Marc Atkins  1962, UK
Eric Atkinson  1928, CA
James Atkinson  1780-1852, UK
Thomas Lewis Atkinson  1817-1890, UK
John Bicknell Auden  -1991
Philipp Audinet  1766-1837
Pierre Audouin  1768-1822
Frank Auerbach  1931, UK
Parfait Augrand  1782, FR
Cassandra Austen  1773-1845
Robert Sargent Austin  1895-1973, UK
William Austin  1721-1820, UK
Richard Avedon  1923-2004, US
Michael Ayrton  1921-1975, UK
Clive Barker  1940, UK
Cecil Beaton  1904-1980, UK
John Bellany  1942, UK
Michael Birt  
Alfred & John Bool  
William Bowyer  1926, UK
Mark Boxer  
Diane Brandenburger  
Paul Brason  
John Bratby  1928-1992, UK
Richard Browne  1776-1824
Laureys a Castro  1650-1700
Robert Clatworthy  1928, UK
Angela Conner  
Stephen Conroy  1964, UK
Christian Courreges  1950, FR
Victoria Crowe  , UK
John Davies  1946, UK
Louis Deuchars  
Arturo Di Stefano  1955, UK
Sarah Dunn  
Peter Edwards  1955
Georg Eisler  1928-1994, AT
Elizabeth Adela Forbes  1859-1912, CA
Lucian Freud  1922-2011, UK
Elisabeth Frink  1930-1993, UK
James Galloway  
Adrian George  
Gilbert & George  UK
James Hague  
Maggi Hambling  1945, UK
Daphne Hardy-Henrion  
Trevor Ray Hart  1967
Patrick Heron  1920-1999, UK
Sal Idriss  
Karin Jonzen  1914-1998
John Keane  1954, UK
Bhupen Khakhar  1934-2003, IN
Godfrey Kneller  1646-1723, DE
John Lessore  1939, UK
James Lloyd  1905-1974, UK
Andrew Logan  
Paula A. MacArthur  
David Mach  1956, UK
Suzi Malin  
Brigid Marlin  
Eamon McCabe  
Mary McCartney  1969, UK
Jennifer McRae  , UK
Frederick Edward McWilliam  1909-1992, UK
Justin Mortimer  1970, UK
Ishbel Myerscough  
Humphrey Ocean  1951, UK
Julian Opie  1958, UK
Bryan Organ  1935
Horace Ové  1939
Anthony Palliser  1949
Eduardo Paolozzi  1924-2005, UK
Tom Phillips  1937, UK
Enzo Plazzotta  
Sarah Raphael  1960-2001, UK
Paula Rego  1935, PT
Sheila Rock  , US
Martin Rose  
Tai-Shan Schierenberg  1962, UK
Hans Schwarz  
Emma Sergeant  1960
Yolanda Sonnabend  1935, UK
Nigel Spalding  
Ruskin Spear  1911-1990, UK
Steve Speller  
Wilf Speller  
Graham Sutherland  1903-1980, UK
Jilly Sutton  1948, UK
T. & R. Annan & Sons  
Sam Taylor-Wood  1967, UK
Daphne Todd  1947, UK
Faith Lucy Tilly Tolkien  
Feliks Topolski  1907-1989, PL
Andy Warhol  1928-1987, US
Victor Weisz  
Valerie Wiffin  
Stephen Willats  1943, UK
Tom Wood  1955, UK
Stuart Pearson Wright  1975, UK
Astrid Zydower  
 
 Previous Exhibitions   109
2014
  Solo showSusan Aldworth: The Portrait Anatomised
  Solo showBailey’s Stardust

2013
  Solo showLaura Knight Portraits
  Group showBP Portrait Award 2013
  Solo showGeorge Catlin: American Indian Portraits
  Solo showMan Ray Portraits

2012
  Solo showLucian Freud - Portraits

2011
  Group showRichard Hamilton: Portraits Of The Artist
  Solo showPrivate Eye: Photographs By Lewis Morley
  Solo showChasing Mirrors: My Portrait, Shape By Shape
  Solo showWilliam Dobson
  Solo showNow And Then: Photographs By John Swannell
Description and image Solo showIda Kar - Bohemian Photographer 1908-1974
  Solo showHoppé Portraits: Society, Studio and Street
  Solo showMichael Landy: Art World Portraits

2010
  Solo showThomas Lawrence: Regency Power and Brilliance
  Solo showChasing Mirrors: Portraits Of The Unseen
  Solo showFrom Where I Stand: Photographs by Mary McCartney
  Solo showTwentieth Century Portraits: Photographs By Dmitri Kasterine
  Group showScience In Focus: Portraits Of Scientists
  Solo showAn Englishman in New York: Photographs by Jason Bell
  Solo showCamille Silvy, Photographer of Modern Life, 1834 - 1910
  Group showBP Portrait Award 2010
  Solo showBridget Riley: From Life
  Solo showGlastonbury: Photographs By Venetia Dearden
  Solo showPhilip de László
  Solo showQueen And Country: A Project By Steve Mcqueen
  Solo showContemporary Connections: The Singh Twins
  Solo showIrving Penn Portraits

2009
  Solo showJane Bown
  Solo showChasing Mirrors: My Portrait, Shape By Shape
  Group showTwiggy: A Life In Photographs
  Solo showJohn Gibbons: Portraits
  Group showGay Icons
  Solo showGeorge Always: Portraits Of George Melly By Maggi Hambling
  Solo showBob Dylan 1966 European Tour: Photographs By Barry Feinstein
  Solo showFrancis AlŸs: Fabiola
  Solo showPortraits Of Astronomers
  Solo showGerhard Ritcher Portraits
  Solo showJillian Edelstein: In Focus
  Solo showMartin Amis And Friends: Photographs By Angela Gorgas

2008
  Solo showChampions: Portraits By Anderson & Low
  Solo showAnnie Leibovitz - A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005
  Solo showBern Schwartz: Portraits Of The 1970s
  Solo showWyndham Lewis Portraits
  Solo showEamonn Mccabe: Artists And Their Studios
  Group showBP Portrait Award 2008
  Solo showJason Brooks: Paul Nurse And Other Works
  Solo showWant To See More Of Me? Black Film Actors By Donald Maclellan
  Solo showUnderexposed: Photographs By Franklyn Rodgers
  Solo showAnthony Caro Portraits
  Group showVanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913 - 2008
  Solo showJazz In London: Photographs By Walter Hanlon

2007
  Group showPhotographic Portrait Prize 2007
  Solo showShutting Up Shop
  Group showPop Art Portraits
  Group showIn The Making: Fashion And Advertising
  Solo showCaricatures By Barry Fantoni
  Solo showBlair At War: Photographs By Nick Danziger
  Solo showFaith And Church: Portraits By Don Mccullin

2006
  Solo showExceptional Youth: Photographs By Emma Hardy
  Solo showDavid Hockney: Portraits
  Solo showJohn Gay
  Solo showAngus Mcbean: Portraits
  Group showBP Portrait Award 2006
  Solo showMostly Women: Photographs by Michael Ward
  Solo showA Picture Of Health: Photographs By Julia Fullerton-Batten
  Solo showFergus Greer: Photographer in Focus

2005
  Solo showShooting Stars: Camera Portraits by Cornel Lucas
  Group showCameroon - London: Photographs
Description Group showBP Portrait Award 2005
  Solo showDefying Distance
  Solo showDerry Moore: Photographs
Description Solo showJane Bown
Description and image Solo showLee Miller - Portraits
Description Solo showFrida Kahlo - Portraits of an icon
Description Solo showGoddesses and Others - Photographs by Madame Yevonde

2004
Description Group showThe Schweppes Photographic Portrait Prize 2004
  Group showBP Portrait Award 2004

2003
  Solo showTerry O'Neill
  Solo showDJs by Chris Lopez
  Group showA Gardener's Labyrinth
  Group showYou look beautiful like that
  Solo showJulia Margaret Cameron
  Solo showDavid Hockney

2002
  Group showAmericans
  Solo showBlow Up
  Group showShe Bop
  Group showBP Portrait Award 2002
  Solo showGeorge Romney
  Solo showSaving Faces
  Solo showThe Contenders: Sporting Portraits By Anderson And Low
  Solo showMario Testino

2001
  Group showMirror, Mirror
  Solo showEdward Barber
  Solo showFergus Greer
  Group showBP Portrait Award 2001
  Group showThe Beautiful and the Damned
  Solo showPhilippe Halsman: A Retrospective
  Solo showHorst Portraits: 60 Years Of Style
  Solo showRollie Mckenna: Artists And Writers
  Group showReturn To Life: A New Look At The Portrait Bust
  Solo showGemma Levine: Portrait Photographer

2000
  Group showPainting the Century. 101 Portrait Masterpieces 1900-2000
  Solo showThe Tartan Army
  Group showBP Portrait Award 2000
  Solo showHouses Of Lords And House Of Commons Sketches By Sir George Hayter
  Solo showPolly Borland: Australians
  Solo showPhotographs by David Wilkie Wynfield
 
Last update: 27 May 2014
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