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Seamus Heaney (1939-2013), Poet and Nobel Prize winner

Seamus Justin Heaney

Sitter associated with 23 portraits
Seamus Heaney was born at Mossbawn, and has lived in Dublin since 1976. His publications include Death of a Naturalist (1966), Door into the Dark (1969), The Haw Lantern (1987) and The Spirit Level (1996). His modern translation of the Anglo-Saxon poem, Beowulf, won him a second Whitbread Book of the Year Prize in 2000. Heaney held the chair of Professor of Poetry at Oxford University from 1989 until 1994 and Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard from 1985 to 1998. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995.

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P1672

Seamus Heaney

by Rollie McKenna
bromide print, 1969
NPG P1672

6023

Seamus Heaney

by Peter Edwards
oil on canvas, 1987-1988
NPG 6023

6261

Seamus Heaney

by Ross Wilson
charcoal and pencil, surface worked, 1994
NPG 6261

6262(1)

Seamus Heaney

by Ross Wilson
ink and watercolour, 1994
NPG 6262(1)

6262(2)

Seamus Heaney

by Ross Wilson
ink and watercolour, 1994
NPG 6262(2)

6262(3)

Seamus Heaney

by Ross Wilson
ink and watercolour, 1994
NPG 6262(3)

6262(4)

Seamus Heaney

by Ross Wilson
ink and watercolour, 1994
NPG 6262(4)

6262(5)

Seamus Heaney

by Ross Wilson
ink and watercolour, 1994
NPG 6262(5)

6262(6)

Seamus Heaney

by Ross Wilson
ink and watercolour, 1994
NPG 6262(6)

6262(7)

Seamus Heaney

by Ross Wilson
ink and watercolour, 1994
NPG 6262(7)

6262(8)

Seamus Heaney

by Ross Wilson
ink and watercolour, 1994
NPG 6262(8)

6262(9)

Seamus Heaney

by Ross Wilson
ink and watercolour, 1994
NPG 6262(9)

6262(10)

Seamus Heaney

by Ross Wilson
ink and watercolour, 1994
NPG 6262(10)

6262(11)

Seamus Heaney

by Ross Wilson
ink and watercolour, 1994
NPG 6262(11)

6262(12)

Seamus Heaney

by Ross Wilson
ink and watercolour, 1994
NPG 6262(12)

6703

Seamus Heaney

by Tai-Shan Schierenberg
oil on canvas, 2004
NPG 6703

x17465

Seamus Heaney

by (John) Edward McKenzie Lucie-Smith
bromide print, May 1970
NPG x17465

x35734

Seamus Heaney

by George Newson
bromide fibre print, 1986
NPG x35734

x88253

Seamus Heaney

by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print, June 1996
NPG x88253

x125843

Seamus Heaney

by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print from original negative, June 1996
NPG x125843

x76834

Seamus Heaney

by Mark Gerson
cibachrome print from original transparency, June 1996
NPG x76834

x134044

Seamus Heaney

by David Barry
C-type colour print, 1991
NPG x134044