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George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Playwright

Sitter in 137 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 Hills & Saunders
snapshot print, 23 September 1935
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George Bernard Shaw

by Hills & Saunders
snapshot print, 23 September 1935
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George Bernard Shaw

by Hills & Saunders
snapshot print, 23 September 1935
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George Bernard Shaw

by Hills & Saunders
snapshot print, 23 September 1935
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George Bernard Shaw

by Hills & Saunders
snapshot print, 23 September 1935
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x32703

George Bernard Shaw

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
print, 1937
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x82071

George Bernard Shaw

by William Flower, for Elliott & Fry
half-plate copy negative, 1937
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x169662

George Bernard Shaw

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate film copy negative, copied October 1944
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x35702

George Bernard Shaw; Gabriel Pascal

by Unknown photographer
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x36431

George Bernard Shaw

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, May 1947
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x4604

George Bernard Shaw

by Allan Chappelow
bromide print, July 1950
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x1464

George Bernard Shaw; Harriet Cohen

by Unknown photographer
snapshot print
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x4079

George Bernard Shaw

by Richard Hall
print
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Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor; George Bernard Shaw

by ACME Newspictures, Inc.
vintage print
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D1253

George Bernard Shaw

by Alick P.F. Ritchie
lithograph, published 1911
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George Bernard Shaw

by Geoffrey Davien
sculptoon, unfired clay
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