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Norman Parkinson

(1913-1990), Photographer

Sitter in 13 portraits
Artist of 241 portraits
Parkinson started his career as an apprentice with photographers Speaight & Son, before opening his first studio at 1, Dover Street off 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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Edward James, by Norman Parkinson - NPG P1664

Edward James

by Norman Parkinson
chlorobromide print, late 1930s
NPG P1664

Sir Cliff Richard, by Norman Parkinson - NPG P1369

Sir Cliff Richard

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, early 1960s
NPG P1369

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson), by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30067

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson)

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1947
NPG x30067

Henry Moore, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30048

Henry Moore

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1947
NPG x30048

Anne Chambers (Owena Anne Chambers (née) Newton) ('Spring Hats in Bath'), by Norman Parkinson - NPG x126900

Anne Chambers (Owena Anne Chambers (née) Newton) ('Spring Hats in Bath')

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, published February 1948
NPG x126900

Anne Chambers (Owena Anne Chambers (née) Newton) ('Spring Hats in Bath'), by Norman Parkinson - NPG x126952

Anne Chambers (Owena Anne Chambers (née) Newton) ('Spring Hats in Bath')

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, published February 1948
NPG x126952

Anne Chambers (Owena Anne Chambers (née) Newton), by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30068

Anne Chambers (Owena Anne Chambers (née) Newton)

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on cream card mount, March 1949
NPG x30068

Anne Chambers (Owena Anne Chambers (née) Newton), by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30069

Anne Chambers (Owena Anne Chambers (née) Newton)

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on cream card mount, 1949
NPG x30069

Carol Anderson, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30070

Carol Anderson

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on cream card mount, 1949
NPG x30070

Barbara Goalen (Mrs Nigel Campbell), by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30071

Barbara Goalen (Mrs Nigel Campbell)

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on cream card mount, 1949
NPG x30071

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson), by Norman Parkinson - NPG x126411

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson)

by Norman Parkinson
colour print on card mount, 1949
NPG x126411

Barbara Hatch Spillman, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30120

Barbara Hatch Spillman

by Norman Parkinson
colour print on card mount, 1949
NPG x30120

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson), by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30084

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson)

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1949
NPG x30084

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson), by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30093

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson)

by Norman Parkinson
colour print on card mount, 1949
NPG x30093

Enid Boulting, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30088

Enid Boulting

by Norman Parkinson
bromide fibre print on cream card mount, 1950
NPG x30088

Lord David Cecil, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30004

Lord David Cecil

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1950
NPG x30004

Sir Isaiah Berlin; Lord David Cecil, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30005

Sir Isaiah Berlin; Lord David Cecil

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1950
NPG x30005

Martin Cyril D'Arcy, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30007

Martin Cyril D'Arcy

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1950
NPG x30007

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