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T.S. Eliot (1888-1965), Poet

Thomas Stearns ('T.S.') Eliot

Sitter in 66 portraits
Missouri-born, Eliot settled in England before the First World War. Working in Lloyd's Bank, he published Prufrock and Other Observations (1917), and Poems (1919), hand-printed at the Hogarth Press by Leonard and Virginia Woolf. Eliot founded The Criterion in 1922, publishing The Waste Land in the first issue. In 1925 he joined Faber & Faber, and established a reputation for promoting younger writers including W.H. Auden and Stephen Spender. He became a British subject in 1927. Later work included Murder in the Cathedral (1935) and Four Quartets (1935-42). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948.

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T.S. Eliot

by Powys Evans
watercolour, circa 1920
NPG 6762


T.S. Eliot

by George Platt Lynes
gelatin silver print, 1947
NPG P1687


T.S. Eliot

by John Gay
vintage print, 1948
NPG P702


T.S. Eliot

by Patrick Heron
oil on canvas, 1949
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4467


T.S. Eliot

by Sir Jacob Epstein
plaster cast of bust, 1951
NPG 4440


T.S. Eliot

by Kay Bell Reynal
bromide print, 1955
NPG P205


T.S. Eliot

by Cecil Beaton
vintage bromide print on white card mount, July 1956
NPG P869(12)


T.S. Eliot; Sir John Tresidder Sheppard

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG Ax140846


Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff (née Morrell); T.S. Eliot

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG Ax140845


Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

possibly by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG Ax140902


Lady Ottoline Morrell; T.S. Eliot

possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG Ax140903


T.S. Eliot; Mark Gertler; Lady Ottoline Morrell

possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG Ax140904


Lady Ottoline Morrell; T.S. Eliot

possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG Ax140905

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