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32 People in sitter grouping: Creative Connections: London: Tower Hamlets

People in the Gallery's Collection connected to the London borough of Tower Hamlets. The inspiring life stories of eight of these individuals were explored by young people from St Paul's Way Trust School in 2013. Through creative art workshops they undertook research, deconstruct two portraits of each person and then reimaged them in new works which were displayed at the Gallery.

James Cook

1728-1779
Circumnavigator
Sitter associated with 15 portraits

Sylvia Pankhurst

1882-1960
Militant suffragette; daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst
Sitter in 19 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits

Joseph Mallord William Turner

1775-1851
Landscape painter
Sitter associated with 42 portraits | Artist associated with 4 portraits

David Adjaye

1966-
Architect
Sitter in 2 portraits

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

1836-1917
Physician
Sitter in 7 portraits

Clement Attlee

1883-1967
Prime Minister
Sitter in 46 portraits

Thomas John Barnardo

1845-1905
Philanthropist; founder of Barnardos Homes
Sitter in 3 portraits

Samuel Augustus Barnett

1844-1913
Church of England clergyman and social reformer
Sitter in 3 portraits

Lionel Bart

1930-1999
Composer, lyricist and playwright
Sitter in 5 portraits

Annie Besant (née Wood)

1847-1933
Socialist, theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and supporter of Irish and Indian self-rule
Sitter in 4 portraits

David Bomberg

1890-1957
Painter
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits

William Booth

1829-1912
Founder of the Salvation Army
Sitter in 35 portraits

Sir Marc Isambard Brunel

1769-1849
Civil engineer
Sitter in 10 portraits

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Bt

1786-1845
Philanthropist
Sitter in 13 portraits

Edith Cavell

1865-1915
Nurse
Sitter in 4 portraits

Tracey Emin

1963-
Artist
Sitter in 11 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

Mahatma Gandhi

1869-1948
Indian political leader and religious and social reformer
Sitter in 7 portraits

Mark Gertler

1891-1939
Painter
Sitter in 98 portraits | Artist of 4 portraits

Gilbert & George

1943-; 1942-
Artists
Sitter in 12 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait