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Charles Robert Saumarez Smith (1954-), Art historian

Sitter in 14 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Saumarez Smith was educated at King's College, Cambridge where he gained a double first in History of Art. Following a Fellowship at Harvard and research at the Warburg Institute he joined the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1982 as an Assistant Keeper responsible for the V&A/RCA MA Course in the History of Design. He was made Head of Research in 1990. He became Director of the National Portrait Gallery in 1994 and his success has seen the new Ondaatje Wing built and existing galleries refurbished. This combined with a programme of popular and academic exhibitions, has seen visitor numbers increase to more than 1.4 million. In 2002 he succeeded Neil MacGregor as Director of the National Gallery.

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P948(38)

Charles Robert Saumarez Smith

by Lucy Anne Dickens
C-type colour print, February 2001
NPG P948(38)

6648

Charles Robert Saumarez Smith

by Tom Phillips
oil on panel, polyptych, 2003
NPG 6648

x76911

Charles Robert Saumarez Smith

by Paul Tozer
bromide fibre print, 15 May 1996
NPG x76911

x125143

Charles Robert Saumarez Smith

by Mario Testino
colour print, 1 February 2002
NPG x125143

x125144

Charles Robert Saumarez Smith

by Mario Testino
bromide print, 1 February 2002
NPG x125144

x125846

The Director and curators of the National Portrait Gallery

by Claire Wheeldon
C-type colour print, 18 June 2002
NPG x125846

x134136

Royal Academicians In General Assembly

by Dennis Toff
C-type colour print, 28 May 2009
NPG x134136

x68272

Sir Roy Strong; Charles Robert Saumarez Smith; John Trevor Hayes

by Julia Trevelyan Oman (Lady Strong)
colour snapshot print, 13 April 1994
NPG x68272

x68919

Charles Robert Saumarez Smith

by Philip Sayer
bromide fibre print, 21 October 1994
NPG x68919

x68920

Charles Robert Saumarez Smith

by Philip Sayer
bromide fibre print, 21 October 1994
NPG x68920

x126874

Charles Robert Saumarez Smith; John Trevor Hayes; Sandy Robert Nairne; Sir Roy Strong

by David Weightman
digital C-type colour print from original negative, 17 November 2004
NPG x126874