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Ruskin Spear (1911-1990), Painter

Sitter in 10 portraits
Artist of 12 portraits
Painter. Initially influenced by Sickert and the Euston Road School, Spear became known for his topical and extroverted portraiture, often based on photojournalism, which won him widespread popularity.

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Sid James

by Ruskin Spear
oil and collage on canvas, 1962
NPG 6820


Sir Alan Patrick Herbert

by Ruskin Spear
oil on canvas, late 1960s?
NPG 4894


Harold Wilson

by Ruskin Spear
oil on canvas, exhibited 1974
NPG 5047


Ruskin Spear

by Ruskin Spear
oil on board, 1982
NPG 5535


Francis Bacon

by Ruskin Spear
oil on board, 1984
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5818


Lew Grade, Baron Grade

by Ruskin Spear
oil on board, exhibited 1988
NPG 6062


Harold Wilson

by Ruskin Spear
bromide print, 1966
NPG x137578


Harold Wilson

by Ruskin Spear
bromide print, 1966
NPG x137579


Harold Wilson

by Ruskin Spear
bromide print, 1966
NPG x137580


Harold Wilson

by Ruskin Spear
bromide print, 1966
NPG x137581

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