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Tony Blair (1953-), Prime Minister

Anthony Charles Lynton ('Tony') Blair

Sitter in 14 portraits
Prime Minister for three terms, 1997-2007, and Labour's longest serving Prime Minister. Tony Blair was born in Edinburgh and educated at Fettes College and St John's College, Oxford. He was called to the Bar in 1976 and began a career as a barrister. He was elected to parliament as Labour MP for Sedgefield in 1983. On the death of John Smith in 1994 he was selected as Leader of the Labour Party and set to modernise the party, as 'New Labour'. He is remembered domestically for implementing the Human Rights Act, devolution of government for Scotland and Wales, and for the 'Good Friday Agreement' in Northern Ireland, and internationally for his support for the American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Tony Blair

by Alastair Adams
oil on board, 2013
On display in Room 35 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6974


Tony Blair

by Gemma Levine
bromide print, 1993
NPG x88870


Tony Blair

by Terry O'Neill
R-type colour print, May 1997
NPG x88371


Tony Blair

by David Cruickshanks
C-type colour print, 3 June 2001
NPG x88946


Tony Blair

by Eamonn McCabe
R-type colour print, 10 September 2001
NPG x125119


Kathryn Blair; Euan Blair; Cherie Blair (née Booth); Tony Blair; Nicky Blair

by Terry O'Neill
R-type colour print from original transparency, 2001
NPG x126119


Tony Blair

by John Swannell
archival digital print, 2009
NPG x134394


Cherie Blair (née Booth); Tony Blair

by John Swannell
archival digital print, 2010
NPG x134406


Tony Blair

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 12 January 1995
NPG P1854


Tony Blair ('Photo Op')

by Peter Kennard, and Kat Picton-Phillipps
process printed poster, 2006
NPG D42643