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Curtis Moffat (1887-1949)

Artist associated with 10 portraits
Moffat was born in New York in 1887. He studied painting there and in Paris and, while in Paris, he collaborated with Man Ray, producing portraits and abstract 'photograms', or 'rayographs'. Moving to London in the mid 1920s, Moffat opened an interior design company and gallery in Fitzroy Square. It was here, throughout the 1920s and early 1930s, that Moffat also produced stylish photographic portraits of leading figures in high society and the arts. The enterprise closed in 1933, largely due to the Depression, after which he turned his attention again to painting.

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Dame Gladys Cooper

by Curtis Moffat
chlorobromide print, circa 1924
NPG P430


Nancy Beaton

by Curtis Moffat
matte bromide print, 1920s
NPG x126738


Dame Gladys Cooper as Peter Pan

by Curtis Moffat
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 21 January 1925
NPG x137567


Teresa ('Baby') Jungman (Mrs Cuthbertson)

by Curtis Moffat, by Olivia Wyndham
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 24 June 1925
NPG x193448


Sylvia Leonora (née Brett), Lady Brooke, Ranee of Sarawak

by Curtis Moffat, by Olivia Wyndham
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 20 January 1926
NPG x193449


Cecil Beaton

by Curtis Moffat, and Olivia Wyndham
bromide print, circa 1928
NPG x20034


Cecil Beaton

by Curtis Moffat
bromide print, circa 1928
NPG x40414


Cecil Beaton

by Curtis Moffat, and Olivia Wyndham
bromide print on card mount with green tint, circa 1928
NPG x30316


Cecil Beaton

by Curtis Moffat, and Olivia Wyndham
bromide print on grey mount with red tint, circa 1928
NPG x30315


Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Bt

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky), and by Curtis Moffat
gelatin silver print, early 1920s
NPG P1827

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