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Graham Greene (1904-1991), Novelist

Sitter in 50 portraits
Greene began his career as a journalist for The Times (1926-30). He converted to Roman Catholicism in 1926, and the paradoxes of life and faith, which he described as 'The honest thief, the tender murderer,/The superstitious atheist…', and the motives for committing to a cause or ideology, became the matter of his later writing. He achieved critical acclaim for works exploring profound moral dilemmas such as Brighton Rock (1938), The Power and the Glory (1940), The Heart of the Matter (1948) and The End of the Affair (1951). During WW2, Greene worked as an intelligence officer, inspiring Our Man in Havana (1958) and his screenplay The Third Man (1949). In the 1960s he moved to Antibes, where he was awarded the chevalier of the Légion d’honneur by the French government in 1969

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Graham Greene; Douglas Francis Jerrold

by John Gay
2 1/4 inch square film negative, published November 1947
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x14089

Graham Greene

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, June 1953
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Graham Greene

by Lida Moser
film negative, 1954
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Graham Greene

by Lida Moser
film negative, 1954
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Graham Greene

by Lida Moser
film negative, 1954
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Graham Greene

by Lida Moser
film negative, 1954
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Graham Greene

by Irving Penn
vintage bromide print, 1950
NPG P592

P1878

Graham Greene

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 2 December 1965
On display in Room 37 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P1878

x22429

Graham Greene

by Bill Brandt
bromide print, 1948
NPG x22429

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Graham Greene

by Bill Brandt
bromide print, 1948
NPG x9229

x136419

Graham Greene

by Lida Moser
film negative, 1954
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Graham Greene

by Lida Moser
film negative, 1954
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Graham Greene

by Lida Moser
film negative, 1954
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Graham Greene

by Lida Moser
film negative, 1954
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Graham Greene

by Lida Moser
film negative, 1954
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Graham Greene

by Lida Moser
film negative, 1954
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Graham Greene

by Lida Moser
film negative, 1954
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Graham Greene

by Lida Moser
film negative, 1954
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Graham Greene

by Lida Moser
film negative, 1954
NPG x136506