Search the Collection

Barry Ryan

(1948-), Singer and photographer

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist of 6 portraits
Barry Ryan first came to the public's attention in the 1960s when he was part of a successful pop duo with his twin brother Paul. From the late 1970s he had a successful career as a fashion photographer and was published in magazines including Ritz, Deluxe and Zoom. In the 1990s he worked on a project compiling eighty portraits as a memorial to his brother who died in 1992.

List Thumbnail

Phil Collins, by Barry Ryan - NPG P580

Phil Collins

by Barry Ryan
bromide print, worked by hand, 1994
NPG P580

Anthony Hopkins, by Barry Ryan - NPG P581

Anthony Hopkins

by Barry Ryan
bromide print, worked by hand, 1994
NPG P581

Brian Keenan, by Barry Ryan - NPG P582

Brian Keenan

by Barry Ryan
bromide print, worked by hand, 1994
NPG P582

John Le Carré, by Barry Ryan - NPG P583

John Le Carré

by Barry Ryan
bromide print, worked by hand, 1994
NPG P583

Miranda Richardson, by Barry Ryan - NPG P585

Miranda Richardson

by Barry Ryan
bromide print, worked by hand, 1994
NPG P585

Harold Pinter, by Barry Ryan - NPG P584

Harold Pinter

by Barry Ryan
bromide print, worked by hand, 1994
NPG P584

Tell us moreback to top

Can you tell us more about this person? Spotted an error, information that is missing (a sitter’s life dates, occupation or family relationships, or a date of portrait for example) or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have information to share please complete the form below.

If you require information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service. If you wish to license an image, please use our Rights and Images service.

Please note that we cannot provide valuations.

We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.

What can you tell us?close

There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.


How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.

* Permission to publish (Privacy information)
Privacy Informationclose

The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.

Your nameclose

If you tick permission to publish your name will appear above your contribution on our website.

Your Emailclose

Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.