Contemporary portraits



A selection of contemporary portraits from 1990 to the present day, some of which are on display at the Gallery.


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Bryan Ferry, by Andrew Catlin, 1990 - NPG  - © Andrew Catlin / National Portrait Gallery, London

Bryan Ferry
by Andrew Catlin
1990
NPG x35986

Bobby Charlton, by Peter Edwards, 1991 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Bobby Charlton
by Peter Edwards
1991
NPG 6140

Sir Emmanuel Kaye, by Paul Brason, 1991 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Emmanuel Kaye
by Paul Brason
1991
NPG 6158

John Mortimer, by Tai-Shan Schierenberg, 1992 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Mortimer
by Tai-Shan Schierenberg
1992
NPG 6160

Harold Pinter, by Justin Mortimer, 1992 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Harold Pinter
by Justin Mortimer
1992
NPG 6185

Sir Roy Yorke Calne; John Bellany, by John Bellany, 1992 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Roy Yorke Calne; John Bellany
by John Bellany
1992
NPG 6193

Jean Elizabeth Muir, by Glenys Barton, 1992 - NPG  - photograph © Adrian Flowers

Jean Elizabeth Muir
by Glenys Barton
1992
NPG 6425

Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman, by Trevor Leighton, 24 January 1992 - NPG  - © Trevor Leighton / National Portrait Gallery, London

Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman
by Trevor Leighton
24 January 1992
NPG x46612

Alan Bennett, by Tom Wood, 1993 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Alan Bennett
by Tom Wood
1993
NPG 6186

Jools Holland, by Trevor Leighton, 17 November 1993 - NPG  - © Trevor Leighton / National Portrait Gallery, London

Jools Holland
by Trevor Leighton
17 November 1993
NPG x47384

Sir John Kenneth Tavener, by Malcolm Crowthers, 1993 - NPG  - © Malcolm Crowthers / National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir John Kenneth Tavener
by Malcolm Crowthers
1993
NPG x88655

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Women's Page Contributors to The Guardian
by Sarah Raphael
1994
NPG 6247

Darcey Bussell, by Allen Jones, 1994 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Darcey Bussell
by Allen Jones
1994
NPG 6252

'Diana, Princess of Wales with her sons'
by John Swannell
1994
NPG P717(16)

Paul Merton, by Trevor Leighton, 1994 - NPG  - © Trevor Leighton / National Portrait Gallery, London

Paul Merton
by Trevor Leighton
1994
NPG x47390

Will Self, by David Gamble, 1994 - NPG  - © David Gamble

Will Self
by David Gamble
1994
NPG x76364

Alan Bennett, by Tom Miller, 26 January 1994 - NPG  - © Tom Miller

Alan Bennett
by Tom Miller
26 January 1994
NPG x88408

Sir Anthony Dowell, by Philip Harris, 1995 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Anthony Dowell
by Philip Harris
1995
NPG 6331

Kazuo Ishiguro, by Peter Edwards, 1995 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Kazuo Ishiguro
by Peter Edwards
1995
NPG 6332

Dame Anita Lucia Roddick, by Sara Rossberg, 1995 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Dame Anita Lucia Roddick
by Sara Rossberg
1995
NPG 6335

Germaine Greer, by Paula Rego, 1995 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Germaine Greer
by Paula Rego
1995
NPG 6351

P.D. James, by Michael R. Taylor, 1996 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

P.D. James
by Michael R. Taylor
1996
NPG 6361

Joan Collins, by John Swannell, 1996 - NPG  - © John Swannell / Camera Press

Joan Collins
by John Swannell
1996
NPG P717(5)

Jane Horrocks, by Trevor Leighton, 30 June 1996 - NPG  - © Trevor Leighton / National Portrait Gallery, London

Jane Horrocks
by Trevor Leighton
30 June 1996
NPG x76766

Derek Walcott (

Derek Walcott ('The Sun Poet')
by Ross Wilson
1997
NPG 6400

Helen Mirren, by Ishbel Myerscough, 1997 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Helen Mirren
by Ishbel Myerscough
1997
NPG 6415

Gilbert & George (

Gilbert & George ('IN THE PISS')
by Gilbert & George
1997
NPG 6489

Michael Palin, by John Swannell, 1998 - NPG  - © John Swannell / Camera Press

Michael Palin
by John Swannell
1998
NPG P717(11)

Delia Smith, by John Swannell, 1995 - NPG  - © John Swannell / Camera Press

Delia Smith
by John Swannell
1995
NPG P717(13)

George Melly, by Maggi Hambling, 1998 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

George Melly
by Maggi Hambling
1998
NPG 6439

Sir Paul Brierley Smith, by James Lloyd, 1998 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Paul Brierley Smith
by James Lloyd
1998
NPG 6441

Ken Loach, by Nick Cudworth, 1998 - NPG  - © Nick Cudworth

Ken Loach
by Nick Cudworth
1998
NPG 6452

Madhur Jaffrey, by Barry Marsden, 6 October 1998 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Madhur Jaffrey
by Barry Marsden
6 October 1998
NPG P718(14)

David Baddiel; Frank Skinner, by Trevor Leighton, 1998 - NPG  - © Trevor Leighton / National Portrait Gallery, London

David Baddiel; Frank Skinner
by Trevor Leighton
1998
NPG x87552

Julian Clary, by Trevor Leighton, 1998 - NPG  - © Trevor Leighton / National Portrait Gallery, London

Julian Clary
by Trevor Leighton
1998
NPG x87779

Nicolas Jack Roeg (

Nicolas Jack Roeg ('al-jebr')
by Michael Clark
1999
NPG 6491

Jonathan Miller, by Stephen Conroy, 1999 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Jonathan Miller
by Stephen Conroy
1999
NPG 6492

Sir Richard Branson, by David Stefan Mach, 1999 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Richard Branson
by David Stefan Mach
1999
NPG 6494

Doris Lessing, by Leonard William McComb, 1999 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Doris Lessing
by Leonard William McComb
1999
NPG 6516

Susan Adele Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield, by Tom Phillips, 1999-2000 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Susan Adele Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield
by Tom Phillips
1999-2000
NPG 6526

Vic Reeves, by Trevor Leighton, 1999 - NPG  - © Trevor Leighton / National Portrait Gallery, London

Vic Reeves
by Trevor Leighton
1999
NPG x88386

John Hurt, by Stuart Pearson Wright, 2000 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Hurt
by Stuart Pearson Wright
2000
NPG 6541

Mo Mowlam, by John Keane, 2001 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Mo Mowlam
by John Keane
2001
NPG 6468

Neil Kinnock; Glenys Kinnock, by Andrew Tift, 2001 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Neil Kinnock; Glenys Kinnock
by Andrew Tift
2001
NPG 6583

Jay Jopling; Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood), by Jillian Edelstein, 8 November 2001 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Jay Jopling; Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood)
by Jillian Edelstein
8 November 2001
NPG x125407

Queen Elizabeth II, by John Swannell, November 2001 - NPG  - © John Swannell / Camera Press

Queen Elizabeth II
by John Swannell
November 2001
NPG x125851

Fiona Mary Shaw, by Victoria Kate Russell, 2001-2002 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Fiona Mary Shaw
by Victoria Kate Russell
2001-2002
NPG 6609

Ian McKellen, by Clive Smith, 2001-2002 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ian McKellen
by Clive Smith
2001-2002
NPG 6610

Thomas Joseph Edmund Adès, by Philip Oliver Hale, 2002 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Joseph Edmund Adès
by Philip Oliver Hale
2002
NPG 6619

Ozwald Boateng, by Sal Idriss, 2002 - NPG  - © Sal Idriss / National Portrait Gallery, London

Ozwald Boateng
by Sal Idriss
2002
NPG x125667

Ken Dodd, by David Cobley, 2004 - NPG  - © David Cobley / National Portrait Gallery, London

Ken Dodd
by David Cobley
2004
NPG 6702

Bill Morris, by John Keane, 2005 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Bill Morris
by John Keane
2005
NPG 6721

J.K. Rowling, by Stuart Pearson Wright, 2005 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

J.K. Rowling
by Stuart Pearson Wright
2005
NPG 6723

Johnson Gideon Beharry, by Emma Wesley, 2006 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Johnson Gideon Beharry
by Emma Wesley
2006
NPG 6803

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