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Robert Polhill Bevan (1865-1925), Painter

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist of 2 portraits
From 1889 Bevan lived and worked abroad and was influenced by French artists including Gauguin, whom he met while living at Pont-Aven, Brittany in 1893-4. He settled in London in 1900 and was introduced to the Fitzroy Street circle of artists by Spencer Gore and Harold Gilman who noticed his work in the Allied Artists' Association exhibition of 1908. He went on to become a founding member of the Camden Town Group. Bevan's main subjects included street scenes, cab yards and horse sales.

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Robert Polhill Bevan

by Robert Polhill Bevan
oil on canvas, 1913-1914
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5201

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Robert Polhill Bevan

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1914
NPG x13959