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Norman Parkinson (1913-1990), Photographer

Sitter in 13 portraits
Artist of 240 portraits
Parkinson started his career as an apprentice with photographers Speaight & Son, before opening his first studio in Piccadilly. During the 1930s his work appeared in Harper's Bazaar and The Bystander. From 1941 Parkinson began a long association with Vogue, where, with his wife, actress Wenda Rogerson, he made some of his most enduring fashion images. From 1960-4, as Associate Editor of Queen magazine, he photographed the leading personalities of the 60s, including Jean Shrimpton, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. In 1981, the same year he was awarded a CBE, the National Portrait Gallery staged Parkinson's first major retrospective. Parkinson has donated over 200 prints to the collection.

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Norman Parkinson

by Mark Boxer
ink, 1981
NPG 5920(20)

x30113

The Young Look in the Theatre

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1953
NPG x30113

x15112

Norman Parkinson

by Roger George Clark
bromide print, 20 October 1979
NPG x15112

x30165

Norman Parkinson; Andrea Holterhof

by Charles ('Chuck') Zuretti
colour print on card mount, 1980
NPG x30165

x26096

Norman Parkinson

by Trevor Leighton
bromide print, 1981
NPG x26096

x26097

Norman Parkinson

by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, 13 May 1981
NPG x26097

x126892

Group at the private view for 'Bill Brandt: Portraits'

by Chris Taylor
bromide fibre print, 6 May 1982
NPG x126892

x29115

Norman Parkinson

by Roger George Clark
bromide print, 1983
NPG x29115

x127320

Photographers of 'Stars of the British Screen'

by Norman Parkinson
bromide fibre print, 11 December 1985
NPG x127320

x126957

Norman Parkinson

by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, 16 March 1988
NPG x126957

x135759

Norman Parkinson photographing The Beatles with George Martin

by David Searle
modern matte bromide print, 12 September 1963
NPG x135759