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Graham Greene (1904-1991), Novelist

Sitter in 50 portraits
Greene began his career as a journalist for The Times (1926-30). He converted to Roman Catholicism in 1926, and the paradoxes of life and faith, which he described as 'The honest thief, the tender murderer,/The superstitious atheist…', and the motives for committing to a cause or ideology, became the matter of his later writing. He achieved critical acclaim for works exploring profound moral dilemmas such as Brighton Rock (1938), The Power and the Glory (1940), The Heart of the Matter (1948) and The End of the Affair (1951). During WW2, Greene worked as an intelligence officer, inspiring Our Man in Havana (1958) and his screenplay The Third Man (1949). In the 1960s he moved to Antibes, where he was awarded the chevalier of the Légion d’honneur by the French government in 1969

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5864

Graham Greene

by Feliks Topolski
pencil, circa 1950-1955
NPG 5864

4529(147)

Graham Greene

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(147)

4529(145)

Graham Greene

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(145)

4529(146)

Graham Greene

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(146)

4529(148)

Graham Greene

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(148)

4529(149)

Graham Greene

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(149)

4529(150)

Graham Greene

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(150)

4529(151)

Graham Greene

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(151)

P490(37)

Graham Greene

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1964
NPG P490(37)

5920(11)

Graham Greene

by Mark Boxer
ink, 1977-1978
NPG 5920(11)

5574

Graham Greene

by Anthony Palliser
oil on canvas, 1981-1983
NPG 5574

P1330

Graham Greene

by Dmitri Kasterine
digital print, 2009 (1982)
NPG P1330

P545

Graham Greene

by Alice Springs (June Newton)
bromide print, 1988
NPG P545

x41946

Graham Greene

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate film negative, 19 July 1927
NPG x41946

Ax136135

Graham Greene

by Howard Coster
vintage bromide print, 1930s
NPG Ax136135

x127590

Graham Greene

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 7 June 1939
NPG x127590

x15393

Graham Greene

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate nitrate negative, 7 June 1939
NPG x15393

x15394

Graham Greene

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate nitrate negative, 7 June 1939
NPG x15394

x15392

Graham Greene

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 7 June 1939
NPG x15392