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Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (1917-2008), Scientist, writer and author of science fiction

Sitter in 2 portraits
Writer of science fiction; author of more than 80 books, including 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, and co-author with Stanley Kubrick of the screenplay). Before turning to fiction writing Clarke worked in scientific research. He was a radar instructor during World War II and in 1945 he published plans for a hypothetical communications satellite. He was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1994.

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Sir Arthur Charles Clarke

by Charles Adams
colour print, 1976
NPG x76582