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Bruce Bernard (1928-2000), Journalist, writer on photography and photographer

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 5 portraits
Bruce Bernard was the son of the architect and stage designer Oliver Bernard and opera singer Fedora Rosselli. He had two sisters and two famous brothers Oliver Bernard, poet and translator and Jeffrey Bernard. An habitue of Soho in the 1950s he was photographed by John Deakin in 1955 and subsequently became the owner of his surviving photographs which were subsequently acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum and the John Moore's Foundation. As a photographer he is best known for his portraits of artist friends Michael Andrews, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud.

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Lucian Freud

by Bruce Bernard
cibachrome print, 1988
NPG P422


Francis Bacon

by Bruce Bernard
bromide print, 1984
NPG x27588


Lucian Freud

by Bruce Bernard
bromide print, 1990
NPG x44998


Leigh Bowery

by Bruce Bernard
C-type colour print, 1992
NPG x133164