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Sir (Bertram) Clough Williams-Ellis (1883-1978), Architect and writer

Sitter in 14 portraits
Clough Williams-Ellis is best remembered for creating the Italianate village of Portmeirion in North Wales. Having studied architecture for just a few months, he set up his own London architecture practice in 1904. In 1908, he inherited a country house in Meirionshire, Wales, which he spent the rest of his life embellishing and restoring. During the First World War, he served in the Welsh guards and as an intelligence officer in the tanks corps. In 1925, Williams-Ellis acquired the site in Wales that he renamed as Portmeirion and set about creating a coastal village there. He was a fashionable architect in the inter-war years and was knighted in 1971 for his services to architecture and the environment.

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P780

Sir (Bertram) Clough Williams-Ellis

by John Hedgecoe
cibachrome print, 1969
NPG P780

5967

Sir (Bertram) Clough Williams-Ellis

by Hans Feibusch
resin bronze cast of bust, 1976
NPG 5967

x2392

Sir (Bertram) Clough Williams-Ellis

by Howard Coster
vintage bromide print, 1936
NPG x2392

x24202

Sir (Bertram) Clough Williams-Ellis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x24202

x15058

Sir (Bertram) Clough Williams-Ellis

by Karl Pollak
chlorobromide print on card mount, circa 1948
NPG x15058

x27427

Sir (Bertram) Clough Williams-Ellis

by Bruno de Hamel
bromide print, 1968
NPG x27427

x24200

Sir (Bertram) Clough Williams-Ellis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x24200

x24201

Sir (Bertram) Clough Williams-Ellis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x24201

x93356

Sir (Bertram) Clough Williams-Ellis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x93356

x93357

Sir (Bertram) Clough Williams-Ellis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x93357

x93358

Sir (Bertram) Clough Williams-Ellis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x93358

x93359

Sir (Bertram) Clough Williams-Ellis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x93359

x93360

Sir (Bertram) Clough Williams-Ellis

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x93360

x136050

Sir (Bertram) Clough Williams-Ellis

by Central Office of Information
R-type colour print, June 1969
NPG x136050

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