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Elvis Costello (1954-), Musician and composer

Elvis Costello (Declan Patrick Aloysius McManus)

Sitter in 3 portraits
Musician, singer and songwriter. Made his debut in 1977, but first rose to fame with the album Armed Forces (1979), and the single, Oliver's Army, both of which reached No 2 and were followed by numerous further successes. A pioneer of new wave punk music, he has remained an influential figure, appealing along a broad front, as demonstrated by his collaborations with the Brodsky Quartet and Burt Bacharach.

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Elvis Costello

by Adam Birtwistle
tempera and gouache on paper, 1996
NPG 6460


Elvis Costello

by Keith Morris
C-type colour print, 1979
NPG x87763


Elvis Costello; Cait O'Riordan

by Chris Garnham
bromide fibre print, June 1986
NPG x38106

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