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Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

(1910-1999), Architect and President of the Royal Academy

Sitter in 16 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Casson studied at Eastbourne College and Cambridge (1929-1931), followed by the Bartlett School of Architecture. He taught architecture at Cambridge until 1939, when he worked in the Camouflage Unit. In 1948, Casson was appointed Director of Architecture for the Festival of Britain, after which he was knighted. In partnership with Neville Conder, Casson designed the Elephant House at London Zoo, Staff House, University of Birmingham, and the Arts Faculty for Cambridge. He was Professor of Interior Design at the Royal College of Art (1955-77) and Provost from 1970. As President of the Royal Academy (1976- 84) he saw its development as the most successful exhibition venue in London.

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Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson, by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz - NPG P1149

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz
dye transfer print, 2 May 1977
NPG P1149

The Meeting, Royal Academy of Arts, by Leonard Rosoman - NPG 5740

The Meeting, Royal Academy of Arts

by Leonard Rosoman
acrylic on canvas, 1979-1984
NPG 5740

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson, by Mark Boxer - NPG 5920(5)

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

by Mark Boxer
ink, 1980s
NPG 5920(5)

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson, by Peter Greenham - NPG 5820

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

by Peter Greenham
oil on canvas, 1986-1987
NPG 5820

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x189879

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, March 1949
NPG x189879

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson, by John Gay - NPG x126624

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, early 1950s
NPG x126624

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson, by Walter Hanlon - NPG x129524

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

by Walter Hanlon
bromide fibre print, 1953
NPG x129524

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30015

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print from original negative, 1953
NPG x30015

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson, by Walter Bird - NPG x167143

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 30 January 1961
NPG x167143

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson, by Roger George Clark - NPG x29112

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

by Roger George Clark
bromide print, 1982
NPG x29112

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson, by Paul Caffell - NPG x45719

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

by Paul Caffell
platinum print, 1984
NPG x45719

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson, by Paul Caffell - NPG x45720

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

by Paul Caffell
platinum print, 1984
NPG x45720

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Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, March 1949
NPG x189877

Web image not currently available

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, March 1949
NPG x189878

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

by Tara Heinemann
bromide print, 1976
NPG x6824

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24 October 2015, 00:12

He was the nephew of Sir Lewis Casson

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