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John Bellany (1942-2013), Painter

Sitter in 9 portraits
Artist of 4 portraits
Born in the Scottish town of Port Seton, Bellany studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal College of art. His large-scale portraits often include personal symbolism, related to artist and sitter; through painting, Bellany was said to have overcome depression, alcoholism and a liver transplant. A retrospective of Bellany’s work was held at the Scottish National Gallery and at the Serpentine Gallery London in 1986. He was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1991.

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6193

Sir Roy Yorke Calne; John Bellany

by John Bellany
watercolour, diptych, 1992
NPG 6193

x34816

John Bellany

by Alf Barnes & Webster
quarter-plate film negative, 1985
NPG x34816

x34817

John Bellany

by Alf Barnes & Webster
quarter-plate film negative, 1985
NPG x34817

x25146

John Bellany

by Alastair Thain
sepia-toned glossy unglazed Agfa print, 1985
NPG x25146

x137294

John Bellany

by Paul Duke
C-type colour print, August 2002
NPG x137294

x137965

John Bellany

by Norman McBeath
digital print, April 2007
NPG x137965

P1852

John Bellany

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 26 April 1990
On display in Room 37a at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P1852

x76176

John Bellany; Helen Margaret Bellany (née Percy)

by Adam Elder
colour print, 1 November 1993
NPG x76176