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Sir Alec Issigonis (1906-1988), Engineer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Issigonis designed the most enduring small cars of the twentieth century, the Morris Minor (1948) and the Mini (1959)- a testament to his insistence that 'styled' cars dated quickly. Born in Turkey, Issigonis come to England as a teenager. He became the engineering director of the British Motor Corporation in 1964, and was knighted for services to automotive engineering.

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P408

Sir Alec Issigonis

by Brian Griffin
bromide print, 1978
NPG P408

P818

Sir Alec Issigonis

by Lord Snowdon
vintage bromide print, 26 July 1979
NPG P818

x165930

Sir Alec Issigonis

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 17 February 1969
NPG x165930

x165931

Sir Alec Issigonis

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 17 February 1969
NPG x165931