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Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery

Artists and Sitters: Britain 1960-2000

Room 32The display includes groups of portraits by particular artists, inviting the viewer to consider the range of contrasting approaches. While the challenge of depicting an observed sitter remained, a rich stylistic diversity characterises portraiture in the late 20th Century.

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52 portraits on display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery

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Winston Churchill, after Oscar Nemon - NPG 6347

Winston Churchill

after Oscar Nemon
bronze bust, 1995, based on a work of circa 1955
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6347

The Situation Group, by Sylvia Sleigh - NPG 6817

The Situation Group

by Sylvia Sleigh
oil on linen, mounted on canvas, 1961
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6817

Sid James, by Ruskin Spear - NPG 6820

Sid James

by Ruskin Spear
oil and collage on canvas, 1962
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6820

Paul McCartney ('Mike's Brother'), by Sam Walsh - NPG 6172

Paul McCartney ('Mike's Brother')

by Sam Walsh
oil on masonite, 1964
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6172

Dame Eileen Louise Younghusband, by Sir (John) Kyffin Williams - NPG 6621

Dame Eileen Louise Younghusband

by Sir (John) Kyffin Williams
oil on canvas, circa 1965
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6621

Elspet Gray; Brian Rix, by John Randall Bratby - NPG 6159

Elspet Gray; Brian Rix

by John Randall Bratby
oil on canvas, 1967
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6159

Queen Elizabeth II, by Pietro Annigoni - NPG 4706

Queen Elizabeth II

by Pietro Annigoni
tempera grassa on paper on panel, 1969
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4706

Henry Cooper, by William Redgrave - NPG 6925

Henry Cooper

by William Redgrave
bronze bust, 1969
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6925

Harold Wilson, by Ruskin Spear - NPG 5047

Harold Wilson

by Ruskin Spear
oil on canvas, exhibited 1974
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5047

Elton John ('On the throne'), by Suzi Malin - NPG 6563

Elton John ('On the throne')

by Suzi Malin
tempera over gold leaf on gesso prepared board, 1978
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6563

Diana, Princess of Wales, by Bryan Organ - NPG 5408

Diana, Princess of Wales

by Bryan Organ
acrylic on canvas, 1981
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5408

Leon Kossoff, by Leon Kossoff - NPG 5772

Leon Kossoff

by Leon Kossoff
oil on board, 1981
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5772

Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire; Sue Ryder, by Rosalind Cuthbert - NPG 5520

Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire; Sue Ryder

by Rosalind Cuthbert
oil on canvas, 1982
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5520

Conservative Party Conference, Brighton 1982, by Paul Brason - NPG 5843

Conservative Party Conference, Brighton 1982

by Paul Brason
oil on canvas, 1982-1985
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5843

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Bryan Organ - NPG 5698

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Bryan Organ
acrylic on canvas, 1983
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5698

Lucian Freud, by Lucian Freud - NPG 7019

Lucian Freud

by Lucian Freud
oil on canvas, circa 1985
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 7019

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, by Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi - NPG 5952

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

by Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi
bronze statuette, 1987
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5952

Arnold Abraham Goodman, Baron Goodman, by Sir Anthony Alfred Caro - NPG L240

Arnold Abraham Goodman, Baron Goodman

by Sir Anthony Alfred Caro
bronze head, 1988
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L240

Salman Rushdie, by The Douglas Brothers - NPG P2008

Salman Rushdie

by The Douglas Brothers
platinum print, December 1988
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P2008

Daniel Day-Lewis, by The Douglas Brothers - NPG P1998

Daniel Day-Lewis

by The Douglas Brothers
platinum print, August 1989
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P1998