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James Kerr-Lawson (1862-1939), Painter and lithographer

Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Artist associated with 8 portraits
When James Kerr-Lawson was three his family emigrated from Fife to Hamilton, Ontario. He returned to Europe as an adult, eventually settling in London, but he maintained links with the artistic community in Canada. Kerr-Lawson fought in the First World War and in 1917 he was commissioned by the Canadian Government to paint the ruined cities of Arras and Ypres. He was, however, best known as a portrait painter and muralist.

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Sir John Norton-Griffiths, 1st Bt

by James Kerr-Lawson
pencil and watercolour
NPG 4333


Maurice Henry Hewlett

by James Kerr-Lawson
pencil, 1904
NPG 3263


Maurice Henry Hewlett

by James Kerr-Lawson
oil on canvas, 1904
NPG 2800


Bernard Berenson

by Ivor Fields Photographic, after James Kerr-Lawson
colour print on Kodak paper, circa 1920
NPG Ax161073


Dame (Emma) Maud McCarthy

after James Kerr-Lawson
lithograph, before 1935
NPG D38061