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Compton Mackenzie (1883-1972), Writer

Sir (Edward Montague Anthony) Compton Mackenzie

Sitter associated with 76 portraits
Born in West Hartlepool, Cleveland, Mackenzie was educated at St Paul's School and Magdalen College, Oxford. His first novel was published in 1911, followed by Carnival (1912) and his semi-autobiographical Sinister Street (1913-14) whose hero is 'handicapped by a public school and university education.' His directorship of the Aegean intelligence service in Syra (Siros) during the First World War is recounted in Extremes Meet (1928). By 1933 Mackenzie was living on the Scottish island of Barra and had become a founder member of the National Party of Scotland (1928). His flamboyant character and novels like Whisky Galore (1947) established him as one of Scotland's best-loved authors.

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5872

Compton Mackenzie

by Powys Evans
black crayon, 1920s?
NPG 5872

P976

Compton Mackenzie

by Walter Benington
vintage chlorobromide print, 1920s
NPG P976

P1661

Compton Mackenzie

by Andrew Paterson
gelatin silver print, 1929
NPG P1661

4948

Compton Mackenzie

by Helen Wilson
pastel, 1963
NPG 4948

P524

Compton Mackenzie

by Eve Arnold
cibachrome print, 1972
NPG P524

x12903

Compton Mackenzie

by George Charles Beresford
black and white glossy print, April 1912
NPG x12903

x137240

Compton Mackenzie

by Bassano Ltd, for Camera Press
bromide press print, 1913
NPG x137240

Ax7826

Compton Mackenzie

by Alvin Langdon Coburn, published by Duckworth & Co
collotype, 6 November 1914
NPG Ax7826

x19048

Compton Mackenzie

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 28 October 1916
NPG x19048

x19049

Compton Mackenzie

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 28 October 1916
NPG x19049

Ax3493

Compton Mackenzie

by Howard Coster
print, 1934
NPG Ax3493

Ax136087

Compton Mackenzie

by Howard Coster
vintage bromide print, 1934
NPG Ax136087

x27098

Compton Mackenzie

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 9 August 1939
NPG x27098

x27099

Compton Mackenzie

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 9 August 1939
NPG x27099

x27100

Compton Mackenzie

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 9 August 1939
NPG x27100

x27101

Compton Mackenzie

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 9 August 1939
NPG x27101

x128667

Compton Mackenzie

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1950s
NPG x128667

x13787

Compton Mackenzie

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1950s
NPG x13787

x39412

Harriet Cohen; Compton Mackenzie

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1951
NPG x39412

x2000

Compton Mackenzie

by Howard Coster
print, 1954
NPG x2000

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