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Ruskin Spear (1911-1990), Painter

Sitter in 10 portraits
Artist of 12 portraits
Painter. Initially influenced by Sickert and the Euston Road School, Spear became known for his topical and extroverted portraiture, often based on photojournalism, which won him widespread popularity.

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6820

Sid James

by Ruskin Spear
oil and collage on canvas, 1962
NPG 6820

4894

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert

by Ruskin Spear
oil on canvas, late 1960s?
NPG 4894

5047

Harold Wilson

by Ruskin Spear
oil on canvas, exhibited 1974
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5047

5535

Ruskin Spear

by Ruskin Spear
oil on board, 1982
NPG 5535

5818

Francis Bacon

by Ruskin Spear
oil on board, 1984
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5818

6062

Lew Grade, Baron Grade

by Ruskin Spear
oil on board, exhibited 1988
NPG 6062

x137578

(James) Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx

by Ruskin Spear
bromide print, 1966
NPG x137578

x137579

(James) Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx

by Ruskin Spear
bromide print, 1966
NPG x137579

x137580

(James) Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx

by Ruskin Spear
bromide print, 1966
NPG x137580

x137581

(James) Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx

by Ruskin Spear
bromide print, 1966
NPG x137581