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Sir Stephen Harold Spender (1909-1995), Poet and critic

Sitter associated with 52 portraits
Poet and man of letters. Spender met W.H. Auden and other writers of Auden's circle at Oxford University before going to Berlin in 1930 and later to Spain, during the Civil War. He held many academic appointments in England and the USA and was editor (with Cyril Connolly) of Horizon (1939-41) and of Encounter (1953-66). His first major collection of poetry, Poems (1933), was followed by, amongst others, The Still Centre (1939), Poems of Dedication (1947) and The Generous Days (1969). His highly acclaimed autobiography , World Within a World (1953) details his experiences as well as those of his friends, at the front.

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Sir Stephen Harold Spender

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1952
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Sir Stephen Harold Spender

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1952
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Sir Stephen Harold Spender

by Ida Kar
chlorobromide print, 1952
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Sir Stephen Harold Spender

by Ida Kar
chlorobromide print, 1953
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Sir Stephen Harold Spender

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
NPG x13798

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Sir Stephen Harold Spender

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
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x15446

Sir Stephen Harold Spender

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, February 1966
NPG x15446

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W.H. Auden; Sir Stephen Harold Spender

by Central Press
bromide press print, 22 June 1972
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x15447

Sir Stephen Harold Spender

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, mid 1970s
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x13422

Sir Stephen Harold Spender

by Paul Joyce
bromide print on card mount, October 1977
NPG x13422

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Sir Stephen Harold Spender

by Paul Joyce
cibachrome print, October 1977
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Sir Stephen Harold Spender

by Granville Davies
bromide print, November 1985
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Sir Stephen Harold Spender

by Granville Davies
bromide print, November 1985
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Sir Stephen Harold Spender

by Bill Brandt
bromide print, 1941
NPG P196

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Sir Stephen Harold Spender

by Irving Penn
vintage bromide print, 1947
NPG P600

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Sir Stephen Harold Spender

by Howard Coster
print
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Sir Stephen Harold Spender

by Howard Coster
nitrate negative, circa 1936
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Sir Stephen Harold Spender

by Howard Coster
nitrate negative, circa 1936
NPG x1627