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Maxwell Fry (1899-1987), Architect, painter and writer

(Edwin) Maxwell Fry

Sitter in 3 portraits
Architect; with Walter Gropius (partnership 1934-6) pioneered international modernism in Britain in buildings such as Impington Village College, Cambridgeshire (1936). With wife, Dame Jane Drew, co-founded Fry, Drew & Partners (1946-73). Specialised in designing hospitals, universities, housing estates and government buildings in Africa, India, Sri Lanka and the Middle East. Fry, Drew and Partners were the architects for 'The New Schools' pavilion at the Festival of Britain.

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Maxwell Fry

by Gertrude Hermes
bronze head, 1965
NPG 5969


Maxwell Fry; Dame Jane Beverly Drew

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, late 1950's
NPG x88807


Maxwell Fry

by Saranjeet ('S.S') Walia
bromide print, 1970s
NPG x1518