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John Stanton Ward (1917-2007), Portrait painter, book illustrator and architectural draughtsman

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist of 15 portraits
After studying at the Royal College of Art under Gilbert Spencer, Ward served with the Royal Engineers during the Second World War. He worked as an illustrator for Vogue before deciding to concentrate on portraiture. Elected to the Royal Academy in 1956, he resigned in 1997. Awarded a CBE in 1985.

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Walter de la Mare

by John Stanton Ward
watercolour, 1956
NPG 5483


Elizabeth David

by John Stanton Ward
ink and wash, 1956
NPG 6217


Richard Addinsell

by John Stanton Ward
pen and ink and watercolour on paper laid on board, 1960
NPG 6391


Paul Mellon

by John Stanton Ward
pencil and watercolour, 1980s?
NPG 6008


Secretaries of the Cabinet

by John Stanton Ward
oil on canvas, 1984
NPG 5794


Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton

by John Stanton Ward
pencil and watercolour, 1985
NPG 5850


Princess Anne

by John Stanton Ward
oil on canvas, 1987-1988
NPG 5992


Sir Roger Bannister

by John Stanton Ward
chalk, 1987
NPG 6086


John Trevor Hayes

by John Stanton Ward
chalk, 1990
NPG 6087


Max Ferdinand Perutz

by John Stanton Ward
chalk, 1990
NPG 6136


Sir John Harold Plumb

by John Stanton Ward
pencil and watercolour, 1991
NPG 6605


John Cornforth

by John Stanton Ward
pencil and watercolour, 1993
NPG 6670


Sir Henry Neville Lindley Keswick

by John Stanton Ward
pencil and watercolour, 2001
NPG 6602

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