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T.S. Eliot (1888-1965), Poet

Thomas Stearns ('T.S.') Eliot

Sitter in 66 portraits
Missouri-born, Eliot settled in England before the First World War. Working in Lloyd's Bank, he published Prufrock and Other Observations (1917), and Poems (1919), hand-printed at the Hogarth Press by Leonard and Virginia Woolf. Eliot founded The Criterion in 1922, publishing The Waste Land in the first issue. In 1925 he joined Faber & Faber, and established a reputation for promoting younger writers including W.H. Auden and Stephen Spender. He became a British subject in 1927. Later work included Murder in the Cathedral (1935) and Four Quartets (1935-42). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948.

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T.S. Eliot

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, 1948
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T.S. Eliot

by Felix H. Man (Hans Baumann)
bromide print, 1949
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T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
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T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
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T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
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T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
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T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
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T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, circa 1959
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T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, circa 1959
NPG x88529

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T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, circa 1959
NPG x13783

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T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, circa 1959
NPG x13784

x134150

T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, circa 1959
NPG x134150

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T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, circa 1959
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T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, circa 1959
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T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, circa 1959
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T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, circa 1959
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T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, circa 1959
NPG x125029

x88203

'The Faber Poets'

by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print, 23 June 1960
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