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Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), Novelist

Sitter in 112 portraits
During the interwar years, Huxley was arguably Britain's best-known novelist following the international success of Brave New World (1932). Its success came after a string of satirical works: Crome Yellow (1921), Antic Hay (1923) and Those Barren Leaves (1925). Huxley later settled in the USA. There, the tone of his writing gravitated towards pacifism and metaphysics, prompted partly by interest in Hindu Vedantist thought. These aspects of his development are evident in Ends and Means (1937). His later writing was preoccupied with the potential of human capability, notably in the autobiographical The Doors of Perception (1953), written under the influence of mescaline.

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4485

Aldous Huxley

by Alfred Aaron Wolmark
ink, 1928
NPG 4485

5403

Aldous Huxley

by Paul Hamann
bronze life-mask, 1930
NPG 5403

6717

Aldous Huxley

by Vanessa Bell (née Stephen)
oil on canvas, circa 1931
NPG 6717

4529(175)

Aldous Huxley

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1933
NPG 4529(175)

4529(173)

Aldous Huxley

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1933 or before
NPG 4529(173)

4529(174)

Aldous Huxley

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1933 or before
NPG 4529(174)

4529(176)

Aldous Huxley

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1933 or before
NPG 4529(176)

P359

Aldous Huxley

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
bromide print, 26 November 1934
NPG P359

P714

Aldous Huxley

by Howard Coster
vintage chlorobromide print, 1934
NPG P714

P869(17)

Aldous Huxley

by Cecil Beaton
vintage bromide print on white card mount, 1936
NPG P869(17)

P1686

Aldous Huxley

by George Platt Lynes
gelatin silver print, 1946
NPG P1686

5282

Aldous Huxley

by Maria Petrie (née Zimmern)
bronze head, 1959
NPG 5282

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Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

possibly by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1916
NPG Ax140544

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Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

possibly by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1916
NPG Ax140545

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Garsington visitors

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1916
NPG Ax140546

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Aldous Huxley

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140505

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Arthur Murry; Aldous Huxley

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140507

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Aldous Huxley

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140532

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Aldous Huxley; Philip Edward Morrell

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
NPG Ax140533