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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

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Norman Parkinson - NPG P199

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Norman Parkinson
colour print, 1980
NPG P199

Harold Matthew Evans, by Norman Parkinson - NPG P173

Harold Matthew Evans

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1981
NPG P173

Michael Foot, by Norman Parkinson - NPG P174

Michael Foot

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1981
NPG P174

Zandra Rhodes, by Norman Parkinson - NPG P850

Zandra Rhodes

by Norman Parkinson
colour print, 1981
NPG P850

Margaret Thatcher, by Norman Parkinson - NPG P176

Margaret Thatcher

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1981
NPG P176

Margaret Thatcher, by Norman Parkinson - NPG P177

Margaret Thatcher

by Norman Parkinson
colour print, 1981
NPG P177

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

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