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J.B. Priestley (1894-1984), Writer

John Boynton ('J.B.') Priestley

Sitter in 92 portraits
J. B. Priestley, the Bradford-born dramatist, novelist and essayist had made his name by the early 1930s with The Good Companions (1929) and Angel Pavement (1930). His first West End Play, Dangerous Corner was staged in 1932 and followed by numerous successes including Time and the Conways (1937), The Linden Tree (1948) and An Inspector Calls (1947), this last still proving hugely popular today in Stephen Daldry's production. During the Second World War Priestley's radio 'Postscripts' on Sunday evenings made him an international figure.

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5109

J.B. Priestley

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, early 1930s?
NPG 5109

6461

J.B. Priestley

by Jacob Kramer
charcoal, 1930
NPG 6461

6025

J.B. Priestley

by Maurice Lambert
bronze bust, 1948
NPG 6025

P490(63)

J.B. Priestley

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1949
NPG P490(63)

4529(280)

J.B. Priestley

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(280)

4529(281)

J.B. Priestley

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(281)

4529(282)

J.B. Priestley

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(282)

4529(283)

J.B. Priestley

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(283)

4529(284)

J.B. Priestley

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(284)

4529(285)

J.B. Priestley

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(285)

4529(283a)

J.B. Priestley

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(283a)

6378

J.B. Priestley

by Michael Noakes
oil on canvas, 1970
NPG 6378

P1336

J.B. Priestley

by Dmitri Kasterine
digital print, 2009 (1975)
NPG P1336

P150(33)

J.B. Priestley

by Arnold Newman
bromide print, 1978
NPG P150(33)

P1239

J.B. Priestley

by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz
dye transfer print, 8 June 1978
NPG P1239

P817

Jacquetta Hawkes; J.B. Priestley

by Lord Snowdon
vintage bromide print, 29 May 1980
NPG P817

Ax2243

J.B. Priestley

by Howard Coster
toned bromide print on flock paper, 1926
NPG Ax2243

x13518

J.B. Priestley

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1926
NPG x13518

x13539

J.B. Priestley

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative
NPG x13539

x13544

J.B. Priestley

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1926
NPG x13544

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