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James Kerr-Lawson

(1862-1939), Painter and lithographer

Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Artist associated with 8 portraits
When James Kerr-Lawson was three his family emigrated from Fife to Hamilton, Ontario. He returned to Europe as an adult, eventually settling in London, but he maintained links with the artistic community in Canada. Kerr-Lawson fought in the First World War and in 1917 he was commissioned by the Canadian Government to paint the ruined cities of Arras and Ypres. He was, however, best known as a portrait painter and muralist.

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Maurice Henry Hewlett, by James Kerr-Lawson - NPG 2800

Maurice Henry Hewlett

by James Kerr-Lawson
oil on canvas, 1904
On display in Room 28: wallcase at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2800

Bernard Berenson, by Ivor Fields Photographic, after  James Kerr-Lawson - NPG Ax161073

Bernard Berenson

by Ivor Fields Photographic, after James Kerr-Lawson
colour print on Kodak paper, circa 1920
NPG Ax161073

Dame (Emma) Maud McCarthy, after James Kerr-Lawson - NPG D38061

Dame (Emma) Maud McCarthy

after James Kerr-Lawson
lithograph, before 1935
NPG D38061

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