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Roland Penrose (1900-1984), Painter, art collector; WW2 camoufleur and writer on art

Sir Roland Algernon Penrose

Sitter in 15 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Artist, writer, poet and collector; founder (in 1947) of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA). A friend and biographer of Picasso, Man Ray, Max Ernst and Joan Miró, it was Penrose's interest in Surrealism and Catalan art that brought him to Spain at the outset of the Civil War. An ardent supporter of the Republican cause, he became involved in efforts to raise money for anti-fascist forces and campaigned for British backing.

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6388

Roland Penrose

by Sir Roland Algernon Penrose
mixed-media on paper, circa 1948
NPG 6388

P797(37)

Roland Penrose

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 28 June 1963
NPG P797(37)

x137330

Roland Penrose

By Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1940s
NPG x137330

x137331

Roland Penrose

By Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1940s
NPG x137331

x137332

Roland Penrose

By Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1940s
NPG x137332

x14178

Lee Miller; Roland Penrose

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, mid 1960s
NPG x14178

x165796

Roland Penrose

by Walter Bird
bromide print on card mount, 5 May 1966
NPG x165796

x20437

Roland Penrose

by Mark Gerson
print, 1966
NPG x20437

x4168

Roland Penrose

by Adrian Flowers
bromide print on card mount, October 1970
NPG x4168

x76358

Roland Penrose

by David Reed
R-type colour print, 1980
NPG x76358

P360

Roland Penrose

by Sylvia Redding
bromide print, 1940s
NPG P360

x4167

Roland Penrose

by Adrian Flowers
print, October 1970
NPG x4167

x4044

Roland Penrose

by Nicholas Elder
bromide print on card mount, June 1975
NPG x4044

x22180

Roland Penrose

by Tara Heinemann
resin print, 1984
NPG x22180