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George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Playwright

Sitter in 136 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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x19079

George Bernard Shaw

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 20 September 1929
NPG x19079

Ax136160

George Bernard Shaw

by Howard Coster
vintage bromide print, 1930s
NPG Ax136160

Ax3423

George Bernard Shaw

by Howard Coster
cream-toned semi-matte print, 1931
NPG Ax3423

x2889

George Bernard Shaw

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x2889

x7208

George Bernard Shaw

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
whole-plate autochrome, 1936
NPG x7208

x22526

George Bernard Shaw

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
postcard print, 1936
NPG x22526

x22527

George Bernard Shaw

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
platinotype on photographer's card mount, 1936
NPG x22527

x22528

George Bernard Shaw

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
bromide print on photographer's card mount, 1936
NPG x22528

x38999

George Bernard Shaw

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
platinum print, 1936
NPG x38999

x24425

George Bernard Shaw

by Madame Yevonde
matte bromide print on card mount, 1937
NPG x24425

x29723

George Bernard Shaw

by Madame Yevonde
matte bromide print on card mount, 1937
NPG x29723

x81841

George Bernard Shaw

by William Flower, for Elliott & Fry
half-plate copy negative, 1937
NPG x81841

x82072

George Bernard Shaw

by William Flower, for Elliott & Fry
half-plate copy negative, 1937
NPG x82072

x185231

George Bernard Shaw

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

x126080

George Bernard Shaw

by Associated Press
vintage press print, 9 October 1946
NPG x126080

D40726

George Bernard Shaw

by William Strang, printed by David Strang
drypoint, 1907
NPG D40726

D1181

Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram; George Bernard Shaw

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
pen and ink, published in Punch 16 June 1909
NPG D1181

D1254

George Bernard Shaw

by Powys Evans
lithograph, 1923
NPG D1254