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Paul McCartney (1942-), Musician; member of The Beatles

Sir (James) Paul McCartney

Sitter in 50 portraits
Song-writer, vocalist and bass guitarist. Born in Liverpool he was originally a member of the Beatles and subsequently leader of his own group, Wings. A seminal influence on pop culture throughout the world, McCartney is one of the most distinctive lyricists in popular music. She Loves You, I Want to Hold Your Hand and Mull of Kintyre are among his works. More recent work includes his Liverpool Oratorio, which he co-composed with Carl Davis in 1991 and Working Classical (1999).

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Paul McCartney ('Mike's Brother')

by Sam Walsh
oil on masonite, 1964
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6172


Paul McCartney

by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon)
oil on canvas, 1983
NPG 5695


Harold Wilson with 'The Beatlles'

by Central Press
vintage print, 19 March 1964
NPG x194205


Paul McCartney

by Harry Goodwin
resin print from original negative, 10 April 1965
NPG x128576