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Derek Allen (1925-)

Artist associated with 51 portraits
Allen was born in Reigate, Surrey and was introduced to photography through a fortuitous game of golf between his school Maths master and local photographer Frank Woods. On the strength of this experience he moved to Carlton Studios in London where he worked for three years, taking still lives for trade magazines before joining the RAF. In the early 1950s Allen found premises for a studio in St. James's, London, and was encouraged to start taking photographs of conductors and music-related people. With this body of work he was approached by EMI and asked to work for them directly which he continued to do for the remainder of his long career.

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x194228

Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Bt

by Derek Allen, for Camera Press
vintage print, 1940s
NPG x194228

x24101

Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Bt

by Derek Allen
bromide print, 1948
NPG x24101

x24119

Malcolm Sargent

by Derek Allen
vintage print, 1948
NPG x24119

x24110

Josef Krips

by Derek Allen
bromide print, 1951
NPG x24110

x32793

Dennis Brain

by Derek Allen
bromide print, 1952
NPG x32793

x32796

Lupino Lane

by Derek Allen
bromide print, 1952
NPG x32796

x24100

Sir John Barbirolli

by Derek Allen
bromide print, 1952
NPG x24100

x24104

Sir Adrian Boult

by Derek Allen
bromide print, 1952
NPG x24104

x75848

Sir Adrian Boult

by Derek Allen
chlorobromide print, 1952
NPG x75848

x24107

Sir Anton Dolin

by Derek Allen
bromide print, 1952
NPG x24107

x24117

Vilem Tausky

by Derek Allen
bromide print, 1952
NPG x24117

x24114

Stanford Robinson

by Derek Allen
bromide print, 1952
NPG x24114

x24118

George Weldon

by Derek Allen
bromide print, 1952
NPG x24118

x32797

Marie Rambert

by Derek Allen
bromide print, 1953
NPG x32797

x32799

Sir William Turner Walton

by Derek Allen
bromide print, 1954
NPG x32799

x24102

Harry Blech

by Derek Allen
bromide print, 1954
NPG x24102

x24105

(George) Basil Cameron

by Derek Allen
bromide print, 1954
NPG x24105

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