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George Bernard Shaw

(1856-1950), Playwright

Sitter in 145 portraits
Artist associated with 8 portraits
Playwright; one of the literary giants of the modern period, whose writings span a vast spectrum of subjects and ideas; an active Fabian socialist, Shaw's influence was felt in politics and society at large; during the eighties and nineties he wrote important musical and dramatic criticism, introduced the British public to the work of Ibsen, and wrote some of his best plays. Successful seasons at the Royal Court Theatre (1904-7) established Shaw's reputation and many of his plays, including Majora Barbara (1905) and Pygmalion (1914) later reached wider audiences as popular films. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925.

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George Bernard Shaw, by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by  George G. Harrap & Company, printed by  The Vandyck Printers Ltd - NPG Ax199040

George Bernard Shaw

by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by George G. Harrap & Company, printed by The Vandyck Printers Ltd
photogravure, 1913, published 1915
NPG Ax199040

George Bernard Shaw, by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by  George G. Harrap & Company, printed by  The Vandyck Printers Ltd - NPG Ax199041

George Bernard Shaw

by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by George G. Harrap & Company, printed by The Vandyck Printers Ltd
photogravure, 1913, published 1915
NPG Ax199041

George Bernard Shaw, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39212

George Bernard Shaw

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39212

George Bernard Shaw, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x81840

George Bernard Shaw

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1919
NPG x81840

George Bernard Shaw, by Claude Harris - NPG x9089

George Bernard Shaw

by Claude Harris
vintage bromide print, 1920s
NPG x9089

George Bernard Shaw, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x185231

George Bernard Shaw

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, copied May 1941 (circa 1920)
NPG x185231

George Bernard Shaw, by Herbert Lambert - NPG x1504

George Bernard Shaw

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, 1924
NPG x1504

George Bernard Shaw, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG x37025

George Bernard Shaw

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 8 July 1926
NPG x37025

George Bernard Shaw, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG x37026

George Bernard Shaw

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 8 July 1926
NPG x37026

George Bernard Shaw, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG x37027

George Bernard Shaw

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 8 July 1926
NPG x37027

George Bernard Shaw, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG x37028

George Bernard Shaw

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 8 July 1926
NPG x37028

George Bernard Shaw, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG x37029

George Bernard Shaw

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 8 July 1926
NPG x37029

'George Bernard Shaw at Seventy', by Nickolas Muray - NPG x193426

'George Bernard Shaw at Seventy'

by Nickolas Muray
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published November 1926
NPG x193426

George Bernard Shaw, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x13457

George Bernard Shaw

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on card mount, 1928
NPG x13457

George Bernard Shaw, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x13455

George Bernard Shaw

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on card mount, 1928
NPG x13455

George Bernard Shaw, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x13458

George Bernard Shaw

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1928
NPG x13458

George Bernard Shaw, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84730

George Bernard Shaw

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 20 September 1929
NPG x84730

George Bernard Shaw, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84731

George Bernard Shaw

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 20 September 1929
NPG x84731

George Bernard Shaw, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84732

George Bernard Shaw

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 20 September 1929
NPG x84732

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