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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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P1664

Edward James

by Norman Parkinson
chlorobromide print, late 1930s
NPG P1664

P1369

Sir Cliff Richard

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, early 1960s
NPG P1369

P199

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Norman Parkinson
colour print, 1980
NPG P199

P173

Harold Matthew Evans

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1981
NPG P173

P174

Michael Foot

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1981
NPG P174

P850

Zandra Rhodes

by Norman Parkinson
colour print, 1981
NPG P850

P176

Margaret Thatcher

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1981
NPG P176

P177

Margaret Thatcher

by Norman Parkinson
colour print, 1981
NPG P177

P179

The three daughters of William Bramwell Booth

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print colour print, 1981
NPG P179

x30067

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson)

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

x30048

Henry Moore

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

x126900

Anne Chambers ('Spring Hats in Bath')

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

x126952

Anne Chambers ('Spring Hats in Bath')

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

x30068

Anne Chambers

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

x30069

Anne Chambers

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