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John Banting (1902-1972), Painter

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 7 portraits
Surrealist painter, designer, stage designer. Spender first met John Banting at the home of Rosamond Lehmann whereupon they became close friends. Banting studied at Westminster School of Art and later in Paris. He was briefly associated with the Bloomsbury Group but in 1930 began to absorb the influence of Surrealism after meeting Duchamp, Breton, Giacometti and Crevel in Paris. He exhibited at the International Surrealist Exhibitions in London and New York in 1936 and again in Paris in 1938.

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5826

Edward Burra

by John Banting
oil on board, 1930s
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5826

6255

Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton

by John Banting
carbon ink and pencil, circa 1930
NPG 6255

6922

Humphrey Spender

by John Banting
oil on canvas, circa 1934
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6922

5962

Dame Edith Sitwell

by John Banting
gouache, circa 1944
NPG 5962

x13131

Alix Strachey (née Sargant-Florence)

by Barbara Ker-Seymer, and by John Banting
bromide print on red card mount, 1930s
NPG x13131

x13130

Alix Strachey (née Sargant-Florence)

by Barbara Ker-Seymer, and by John Banting
bromide print on red card mount, 1930s
NPG x13130

x38539

Alix Strachey (née Sargant-Florence)

by Barbara Ker-Seymer, and by John Banting
bromide print, 1930s
NPG x38539