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Bertram Park

(1883-1972), Photographer

Sitter in 13 portraits
Artist associated with 98 portraits
Having started in the family firm, manufacturers of artist's materials, Park developed an interest in photography and became a professional portraitist. He was a founder member of the London Salon of Photography in 1910. Park set up studios on Dover Street, London with Marcus Adams and his wife Yvonne Gregory in 1919. He was successful, being obliged to have up to five sittings a day to satisfy the demand. He photographed the British Royal Family, and his reputation was such that various European crowned heads would come annually to his studio to be photographed. His stylish and beautifully composed portrait studies more often relied on dramatic lighting than on elaborate backgrounds.

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Clare Sheridan with her children, by Bertram Park - NPG P333

Clare Sheridan with her children

by Bertram Park
chlorobromide cream-toned print, feigned oval, 1919
NPG P333

Indira, Maharani of Cooch Behar, by Bertram Park - NPG x199899

Indira, Maharani of Cooch Behar

by Bertram Park
bromide print, circa 1920
NPG x199899

Dame Gladys Cooper, by Bertram Park - NPG P331

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Bertram Park
chlorobromide print, 1922
NPG P331

Dame Sybil Thorndike, by Bertram Park - NPG P140(42)

Dame Sybil Thorndike

by Bertram Park
bromide print, 1924
NPG P140(42)

Queen Mary, by Bertram Park - NPG P140(1)

Queen Mary

by Bertram Park
bromide print, 1927
NPG P140(1)

Dame Sybil Thorndike, by Bertram Park - NPG P140(41)

Dame Sybil Thorndike

by Bertram Park
bromide print, 9 February 1928
NPG P140(41)

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, by Bertram Park - NPG P332

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Bertram Park
chlorobromide cream-toned print, 1931
NPG P332

The four sons of King George, by Bertram Park - NPG P140(3)

The four sons of King George

by Bertram Park
bromide print, 26 June 1931
NPG P140(3)

Vivien Leigh, by Bertram Park - NPG P140(35)

Vivien Leigh

by Bertram Park
chlorobromide print, 16 July 1935
NPG P140(35)

King George VI, by Bertram Park - NPG P140(5)

King George VI

by Bertram Park
bromide print, 1936
NPG P140(5)

King George VI, by Bertram Park - NPG P140(6)

King George VI

by Bertram Park
bromide print, circa 1936
NPG P140(6)

Sir Frederick William Bowhill, by Bertram Park - NPG P459

Sir Frederick William Bowhill

by Bertram Park
vintage bromide print, 1940
NPG P459

Tamara Karsavina, by Bertram Park - NPG x39300

Tamara Karsavina

by Bertram Park
cream-toned bromide print, 1910s
NPG x39300

Fortunino Matania, by Bertram Park - NPG x81792

Fortunino Matania

by Bertram Park
whole-plate glass negative, 1910s
NPG x81792

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