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Paul Hamann (1891-1973)

Artist of 4 portraits
Sculptor Paul Hamann designed a process to create life masks, a variation of the then still popular tradition of death masks. During the 1930s Hamann made dozens of life masks of famous British, German, and Swiss men and women of politics and the arts.

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6071

Edward Sackville-West, 5th Baron Sackville

by Paul Hamann
plaster cast of life-mask, 1929
NPG 6071

5404

Noël Coward

by Paul Hamann
bronze life-mask, 1930
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5404

5403

Aldous Huxley

by Paul Hamann
bronze life-mask, 1930
NPG 5403

6072

Raymond Mortimer

by Paul Hamann
plaster cast of life-mask, 1930
NPG 6072