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Linda McCartney (1941-1998), Photographer, artist, musician, businesswoman, cookery writer and animal rights activist; late wife of Sir Paul McCartney

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist of 14 portraits
Linda McCartney grew up in New York and studied Art History at the University of Arizona where she started taking photographs at the Tucson Art Centre. Returning to New York she soon acquired a reputation for informal and intimate portraits, particularly for musicians. While on assignment in London in 1967 she first met Paul McCartney; they were married two years later. She took photographs for more than thirty years, embracing a wide range of subjects, and has been exhibited in major galleries around the world. Her children with McCartney include the successful photographer Mary McCartney and fashion designer Stella McCartney.

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John Lennon

by Linda McCartney
platinum print, 1968
NPG P575


Mary McCartney; Paul McCartney

by Linda McCartney
platinum print, 1969
NPG P576


The Beatles (Paul McCartney; Ringo Starr; George Harrison; John Lennon)

by Linda McCartney
bromide fibre print, 19 May 1967
NPG x128735


Paul McCartney

by Linda McCartney
cibachrome print, June 1968
NPG x128729


John Lennon

by Linda McCartney
bromide fibre print, 1968
NPG x128730


Ringo Starr

by Linda McCartney
bromide fibre print, 1968
NPG x128731


John Lennon; Paul McCartney

by Linda McCartney
bromide fibre print, 1968
NPG x128734


Paul McCartney

by Linda McCartney
bromide fibre print, July 1969
NPG x128732


George Harrison; Paul McCartney

by Linda McCartney
bromide fibre print, July 1969
NPG x128733


Twiggy Lawson (née Lesley Hornby)

by Linda McCartney
C-type colour print, 1969
NPG x133186


Humphrey Ocean; Paul McCartney

by Linda McCartney
bromide print, circa 1983
NPG x19172

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