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John Somerset Murray (1904-1992)

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 24 portraits
A grandson of John Murray, calotypist of India, and cousin of the portraitist Olive Edis, he opened his own portrait studio in Chelsea in 1933. Shortly afterwards he turned to commercial photography including working for Pilkington Glass. With Winifred Casson he executed solarised and surrealist photographs, which were shown at the Chelsea Studio Club in the 1950s. He later took up electronic engineering.

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John Somerset Murray

by John Somerset Murray
resin print, circa 1940s
NPG x68226